Aphaenogaster burri

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Aphaenogaster burri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species group: uncertain
Species: A. burri
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster burri
(Donisthorpe, 1950)

Aphaenogaster burri casent0900459 p 1 high.jpg

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Specimen Labels

Schifani et al. (2022) found the identity of this taxon to be uncertain.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Türkiye (type locality).

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.



Images from AntWeb

Aphaenogaster burri casent0900459 p 2 high.jpg
Holotype of Aphaenogaster burriQueen (alate/dealate). Specimen code casent0900459. Photographer Ryan Perry, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMUK, London, UK.


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

  • burri. Goniomma burri Donisthorpe, 1950b: 60 (q.) TURKEY.
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster: Bolton, 1995b: 68.
    • Status as species: Donisthorpe, 1950e: 1060; Bolton, 1995b: 68; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 16; Borowiec, L. 2014: 9.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Donisthorpe, H. "A first instalment of the ants of Turkey." Annals and Magazine of Natural History (12)3 (1950): 1057-1067.