Aenictus soudanicus

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

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Senegal, Sudan (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • soudanicus. Aenictus soudanicus Santschi, 1910g: 758, fig. 12 (m.) MALI.
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Mali (“Sudan”, presumably French Sudan (= Mali)): Toukola, iv.1903 (Conan).
    • Type-depository: MNHN.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1913c: 304; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 754; Wheeler, W.M. 1925b: 1; Santschi, 1930a: 57; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Distribution: Mali, Senegal, Sudan.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus brunneus.

Description

References

  • Santschi, F. 1910g. Nouveaux dorylines africains. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 737-759 (page 758, fig. 12 male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Wheeler W. M. 1925. Zoological results of the Swedish Expedition to Central Africa 1921. Insecta. 10. Formicidae. Arkiv för Zoologi 17A(25): 1-3.