Anochetus rothschildi

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Somalia (type locality).

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

  • rothschildi. Anochetus rothschildi Forel, 1907c: 129 (w.m.) SOMALIA, ETHIOPIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 syntype male.
    • Type-localities: Somalia: Daouculé, 1905 (M. de Rothschild), and Ethiopia: Diré, Daoua, 1905 (M. de Rothschild), Ethiopia: Haut Aouache, Eudessa, 1905 (M. de Rothschild).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 109; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 792; Menozzi, 1927f: 357; Brown, 1978c: 558, 600; Bolton, 1995b: 65; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 219.
    • Distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia.



  • Forel, A. 1907f. Fourmis d'Ethiopie récoltées par M. le baron Maurice de Rothschild en 1905. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 26: 129-144 (page 129, worker, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • 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
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • Forel A. 1907. Fourmis d'Ethiopie récoltées par M. le baron Maurice de Rothschild en 1905. Revue d'Entomologie (Caen) 26: 129-144.
  • Menozzi C. 1927. Raccolte mirmecologiche dell'Africa orientale conservate nel Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria di Genova. Parte I. Formiche raccolte dal Marchese Saverio Patrizi nella Somalia italiana ed in alcune località dell'Africa orientale inglese. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria. 52: 356-362.
  • 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