Aenictus shuckardi

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Aenictus shuckardi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. shuckardi
Binomial name
Aenictus shuckardi
Forel, 1901

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Singapore.
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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 shuckardiMale (alate). Specimen code casent0907018. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


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

  • shuckardi. Aenictus shuckardi Forel, 1901a: 471 (m.) INDIA (West Bengal).
    • Type-material: holotype (?) male.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: India: Barrackpore (G.A.J. Rothney).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • [Misspelled as schuckardi by Wilson, 1964a: 483.]
    • Status as species: Bingham, 1903: 12; Forel, 1904d: 169; Emery, 1910b: 31; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 17; Wilson, 1964a: 483; Xu, 1994a: 117; Bolton, 1995b: 60; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 23; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 21; Wang, W.Y., Soh, et al. 2022: 31.
    • Distribution: India, Singapore.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Forel 1901. Page 471.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Forel A. 1901. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VIII. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 462-477
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Li Z.h. 2006. List of Chinese Insects. Volume 4. Sun Yat-sen University Press
  • Xu Z. 1994. A taxonomic study of the ant subfamily Dorylinae China (Hymenoptera Formicidae Ponerinae). Journal of Southwest Forestry College 14(2): 115-122