Aenictus hamifer

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Aenictus hamifer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. hamifer
Binomial name
Aenictus hamifer
Emery, 1896

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Kenya (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the male caste.

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • hamifer. Aenictus hamifer Emery, 1896i: 153, fig. (m.) SOMALIA.
    • Type-material: syntype males (number not stated).
    • Type-localities: alate male Somalia: Pozzi Maddo (Bottego), dealate males Somalia: confluence of Uebi and Ganana rivers (Bottego).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 31; Forel, 1910c: 250; Santschi, 1910f: 233; Santschi, 1910g: 756; Forel, 1912b: 81; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 753; Viehmeyer, 1923: 85; Menozzi, 1927f: 356; Menozzi, 1930b: 78; Santschi, 1933b: 99; Santschi, 1935b: 265; Finzi, 1939a: 162; Menozzi & Consani, 1952: 58; Bolton, 1995b: 59; Borowiec, L. 2014: 7 (see note in bibliography); Madl, 2019: 13.
    • Distribution: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus spinosior.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Finzi B. 1939. Materiali zoologici dell'Eritrea raccolti da G. Müller durante la spedizione dell'Istituto Sieroterapico Milanese e conservati al Museo di Trieste. Parte III. Hymenoptera: Formicidae. Atti del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Trieste 14: 153-168.
  • Forel A. 1910. Ameisen aus der Kolonie Erythräa. Gesammelt von Prof. Dr. K. Escherich (nebst einigen in West-Abessinien von Herrn A. Ilg gesammelten Ameisen). Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 29: 243-274.
  • Menozzi C. 1930. Formiche della Somalia italiana meridionale. Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana. 9: 76-130.
  • Menozzi C., M. Consani. 1952. Missione biologica Sagan-Omo diretta dal Prof. E. Zavattari. Hymenoptera Formicidae. Rivista di Biologia Coloniale 11: 57-71.
  • Santschi F. 1933. Contribution à l'étude des fourmis de l'Afrique tropicale. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 73: 95-108.
  • Santschi F. 1935. Hymenoptera. I. Formicidae. Mission Scientifique de l'Omo 2: 255-277.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1923. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der mit Unterstützung der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien aus der Erbschaft Treitl von F. Werner unternommenen zoologischen Expedition nach dem anglo-ägyptischen Sudan (Kordofan) 1914. VII. Hymenoptera A. Formicidae. Denkschriften der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 98: 83-94.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004