Aenictus shilintongae

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Aenictus shilintongae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species group: laeviceps
Species: A. shilintongae
Binomial name
Aenictus shilintongae
Jaitrong & Schultz, 2016

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Specimen Labels

This rare species is only known from a few specimens from southeastern China.


A member of the laeviceps group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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 the worker caste.


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

  • shilintongae. Aenictus shilintongae Jaitrong & Schultz, 2016: 69, fig. 1 (w.) CHINA (Zhejiang).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 4 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype China: Mokanshan, 1954 (W.M. Mann); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depository: USNM.
    • Distribution: China.