Aenictus mauritanicus

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Aenictus mauritanicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. mauritanicus
Binomial name
Aenictus mauritanicus
Santschi, 1910

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Morocco.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Known only from males.

Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Aenictus mauritanicusMale (alate). Specimen code casent0911434. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


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

  • mauritanicus. Aenictus mauritanicus Santschi, 1910g: 756, fig. 11 (m.) (no state data; probably MAURITANIA).
    • Type-material: syntype males (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Mauritania?: "Côte atlantique du Sahara", 1908 (A. Grouvelle & A. Choudeau).
    • Type-depositories: MNHN, NHMB.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Distribution: Mauritania?



  • Santschi, F. 1910g. Nouveaux dorylines africains. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 737-759 (page 756, fig. 11 male described)