Anochetus pellucidus

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Anochetus pellucidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. pellucidus
Binomial name
Anochetus pellucidus
Emery, 1902

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Central African Republic, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya.


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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • pellucidus. Anochetus pellucidus Emery, 1902c: 33 (w.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: (no further data) (L. Conradt).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 109; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 792; Santschi, 1923e: 267; Bernard, 1953b: 211; Brown, 1978c: 558, 605; Bolton, 1995b: 65; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 219.
    • Senior synonym of aurifrons: Brown, 1978c: 558; Bolton, 1995b: 65.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria.
  • aurifrons. Anochetus pellucidus var. aurifrons Santschi, 1910c: 351 (w.) CONGO.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Congo (“Congo français”): Brazzaville (Weiss).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Subspecies of pellucidus: Emery, 1911d: 108; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 792.
    • Junior synonym of pellucidus: Brown, 1978c: 558; Bolton, 1995b: 63.

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 558, senior synonym of aurifrons)
  • Emery, C. 1902c. Note mirmecologiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 6: 22-34 (page 33, 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.
  • Brown W.L. Jr. 1978. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Studia Ent. 20(1-4): 549-638.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Majer J. D. 1976. The ant mosaic in Ghana cocoa farms: further structural considerations. Journal of Applied Ecology 13: 145-155.
  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.
  • Santschi F. 1910. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 78: 349-400.
  • Taylor B. 1976. Ants of the Nigerian Forest Zone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). I. Ponerinae, Cerapachyinae, Pseudomyrmecinae. Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria Technical Bulletin Series 4: 1-41.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004