Anochetus katonae

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Anochetus katonae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. katonae
Binomial name
Anochetus katonae
Forel, 1907

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania.


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • katonae. Anochetus grandidieri var. katonae Forel, 1907a: 1 (w.) TANZANIA.
    • Type-material: holotype(?) worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Tanzania (“Afrique orientale allemande”): Moshi (Katona).
    • Type-depository: HNHM.
    • Subspecies of grandidieri: Emery, 1911d: 108; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 791.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1978c: 557, 607; Bolton, 1995b: 64; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 219.
    • Senior synonym of concinnus: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
    • Senior synonym of durbanensis: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
    • Senior synonym of gnomulus: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
    • Senior synonym of lamottei: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
    • Senior synonym of longiceps: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
    • Senior synonym of occidentalis: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
    • Senior synonym of parvus: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
    • Senior synonym of punctatus: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania.
  • concinnus. Anochetus concinnus Santschi, 1920b: 9 (q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Type-material: holotype queen.
    • Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“Congo belge”): Lugombé (Gerard).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 791.
    • Junior synonym of katonae: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
  • durbanensis. Anochetus punctatus var. durbanensis Arnold, 1926: 215 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Natal, Durban (G. Arnold).
    • Type-depository: SAMC.
    • Junior synonym of katonae: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
  • gnomulus. Anochetus gnomulus Bernard, 1953b: 214, fig. 6A-C (w.) GUINEA.
    • Type-material: 4 syntype workers.
    • Type-localities: Guinea: 3 workers Nimba (Lamotte), 1 worker Mt Tô, ravin 1, forêt, 21.ii. (no collector’s name).
    • Type-depository: MNHN.
    • Junior synonym of katonae: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
  • lamottei. Anochetus lamottei Bernard, 1953b: 212, fig. 5J (w.) GUINEA.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers (+ one isolated head).
    • Type-locality: Guinea: Keoulenta, savanna, 22.iii. (no collector’s name, probably Lamotte).
    • Type-depository: MNHN.
    • Junior synonym of katonae: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
  • longiceps. Anochetus parvus var. longiceps Santschi, 1914d: 331 (q.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: 1 syntype worker, 1 syntype queen.
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: Victoria (F. Silvestri).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Subspecies of parvus: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 792.
    • Junior synonym of katonae: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
  • occidentalis. Anochetus punctatus var. occidentalis Santschi, 1914d: 330 (w.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: Victoria (F. Silvestri).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Subspecies of punctatus: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 792.
    • Junior synonym of katonae: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 65.
  • parvus. Anochetus parvus Santschi, 1914d: 330 (w.) NIGERIA.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Nigeria: Olokomeji (F. Silvestri).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 791.
    • Junior synonym of katonae: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 65.
  • punctatus. Anochetus punctatus Santschi, 1914e: 13 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Zululand, Lake Sibayi, 1.x.1905 (I. Trägårdh).
    • Type-depository: NHMB or NHRS.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 792; Arnold, 1926: 214.
    • Junior synonym of katonae: Brown, 1978c: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 65.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1978c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Stud. Entomol. 20: 549-638 (page 557, raised to species, and senior synonym of concinnus, durbanensis, gnomulus, lamottei, longiceps, occidentalis, parvus and punctatus)
  • Forel, A. 1907c. La faune malgache des fourmis et ses rapports avec les faunes de l'Afrique, de l'Inde, de l'Australie etc. Rev. Suisse Zool. 15: 1-6 (page 1, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Abera-Kalibata A. M., C. S. Gold, R. G. Van Driesche, and P. E. Ragama. 2007. Composition, distribution, and relative abundance of ants in banana farming systems in Uganda. Biological Control 40: 168-178.
  • Arnold G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Annals of the South African Museum. 23: 191-295.
  • Bernard F. 1953. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mémoires de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire 19: 165-270.
  • Braet Y., and B. Taylor. 2008. Mission entomologique au Parc National de Pongara (Gabon). Bilan des Formicidae (Hymenoptera) recoltes. Bulletin S. R. B. E./K.B.V.E. 144: 157-169.
  • Brown Jr., W.L. 1978. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini, Subtribe Odontomachiti, Section B. Genus Anochetus and Bibliography. Studia Entomologia 20(1-4): 549-XXX
  • CSIRO Collection
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  • Garcia F.H., Wiesel E. and Fischer G. 2013.The Ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Faunal Overview, First Species Checklist, Bibliography, Accounts for All Genera, and Discussion on Taxonomy and Zoogeography. Journal of East African Natural History, 101(2): 127-222
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
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  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.
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  • Yeo K., S. Konate, S. Tiho, and S. K. Camara. 2011. Impacts of land use types on ant communities in a tropical forest margin (Oumé - Cote d'Ivoire). African Journal of Agricultural Research 6(2): 260-274.
  • Yeo K., T. Delsinne, S. Komate, L. L. Alonso, D. Aidara, and C. Peeters. 2016. Diversity and distribution of ant assemblages above and below ground in a West African forest–savannah mosaic (Lamto, Cote d’Ivoire). Insectes Sociaux DOI 10.1007/s00040-016-0527-6