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China
LocationChina.png
Location
Region Asia
Subregion Eastern Asia
BioRegion Palaearctic Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 10
Genera 117
Endemic Genera 1
% Endemic Genera 0.9%
Species/Subspecies 1023
Endemic Species 371
% Endemic Species 36.3%
Introduced Species 0

Contents

The following list of the ants of China, based on published occurrence data, is from Guenard and Dunn (2012). A summary of the list from this publication states: "Through literature review, we have added 708 species and subspecies to the list of the ants of China since the last bibliographic revision of Chinese species (Wu & Wang 1995). Despite the large number of named species (939) already recorded from China, our results suggest that many more species, perhaps twice as many, remain to be found. When comparing the geographically similar China and United States, Chinese ant diversity is anomalously low compared to other plant and animal lineages. We suggest that this pattern reflects the poor knowledge of Chinese ants and that many ant species are yet to be recorded or discovered in China. The taxonomy of Chinese ants is still unsatisfactory for many genera and complete revision is necessary in a number of cases in order to clarify the status of problematic species and subspecies, and discard possible synonyms, while separating cryptic species now clustered into species complexes."

Additional species should be added to this list as called for: from additional publication records being found, with the addition of new species described from China or through specimen based occurrence records.

There is also a Regional Project page for the Ants of China.

Acanthomyrmex

Acropyga

Aenictus

Anillomyrma

Anochetus

Anoplolepis

Aphaenogaster

Bothriomyrmex

Bothroponera

Brachymyrmex

Brachyponera

Buniapone

Calomyrmex

Calyptomyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Cataglyphis

Cataulacus

Centromyrmex

Cerapachys

Chronoxenus

Chrysapace

Colobopsis

Crematogaster

Cryptopone

Dacatria

Diacamma

Dilobocondyla

Discothyrea

Dolichoderus

Dorylus

Echinopla

Ectomomyrmex

Emeryopone

Erromyrma


Euponera

Formica

Gaoligongidris

Gauromyrmex

Gesomyrmex

Gnamptogenys

Harpagoxenus

Hypoponera

Iridomyrmex

Kartidris

Lasius

Lepisiota

Leptanilla

Leptogenys

Leptothorax

Liometopum

Lioponera

Lophomyrmex

Lordomyrma

Mayriella

Meranoplus

Mesoponera

Messor

Monomorium

Myopias

Myopopone

Myrmecina

Myrmica

Myrmicaria

Myrmoteras

Mystrium

Nylanderia

Ochetellus

Odontomachus

Oecophylla

Opamyrma

Ooceraea

Pachycondyla

Paraparatrechina

Parasyscia

Paratopula

Paratrechina

Perissomyrmex

Parvaponera

Pheidole

Philidris

Plagiolepis

Platythyrea

Polyergus

Polyrhachis

Ponera

Prenolepis

Pristomyrmex

Probolomyrmex

Proceratium

Proformica

Protanilla

Pseudolasius

Pseudoneoponera

Recurvidris

Rhopalomastix

Rossomyrmex

Rotastruma

Simopone

Solenopsis

Stenamma

Stigmatomma

Strongylognathus

Strumigenys

Syscia

Tapinoma

Technomyrmex

Temnothorax

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Trichomyrmex

Yunodorylus

Vollenhovia

Vombisidris

Fossils known from China

Epoch Formation Locality Species
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Brachytarsites dongzhouheensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Camponotus tokunagai
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Clavipetiola asiatica
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Curticorna leptogastrosa
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Curtipalpulus eocenicus
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Eoaenictites castanifurvus
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Eogorgites cingulatus
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Eoleptocerites chinensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Eoleptocerites fushunensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Eomyrmex guchengziensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Eoponerites longipetiolatus
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Eurytarsites fushunensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Furcisutura wanghuacunensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Fushuniformica spinata
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Fushunomyrmex liaoningensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Huaxiaformica mallepetiolata
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Leptogasteritus capricornutes
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Liaoformica longipetiolata
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Longicapitia reticulata
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Longiformica dongzhouheensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Longiformica guchengziensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Magnogasterites curticornutus
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Orbicapitia reticulata
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Orbigastrula guchengziensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Ovalicapito fushunensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Ovaligastrula xilutianensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Quadrulicapito longa
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Quineangulicapito fushunensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Sinoformica longicapitata
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Sinomyrmex brunneus
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Sinomyrmex furvis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Sinotenuicapito badis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Sphaerogasterites longipetiolatus
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Wilsonia liaoningensis
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Wilsonia megagastrosa
Eocene Fushun Amber Liaoning Wumyrmex furvis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Alloiomma changweiensis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Alloiomma differentialis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotites xiejiaheensis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotus ambon
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotus ampullosus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotus curviansatus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotus gracilis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotus longus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotus microthoracus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotus palaeopterus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotus pictus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotus plenus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Camponotus shanwangensis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Dolichoderus evolans
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Dolichoderus jiaoyanshanensis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Dolichoderus lacinius
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Dolichoderus luridivenosus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Dolichoderus transversipetiolaris
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Elaphrodites mutatus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Elaphrodites scutulatus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Eurymyrmex geologicus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Formica ceps
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Formica flavifemoralis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Formica linquensis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Formica ovala
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Iridomyrmex shandongicus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Lasius inflatus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Lasius mordicus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Lasius truncatus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Lasius validus
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Leptogenys lacerata
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Liometopum eremicum
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Liometopum lubricum
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Liometopum potamophilum
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Miosolenopsis fossilis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Myopopone sinensis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Pachycondyla minutansata
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Pachycondyla nubeculata
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Paraphaenogaster dumetorum
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Paraphaenogaster lapidescens
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Paraphaenogaster paludosa
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Paraphaenogaster shanwangensis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Tapinoma baculum
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Technomyrmex septentrionalis
Miocene Shanwang, China Fossil Shanwang Zhangidris atopogaster

REFERENCES

  • Liu, C.; Guénard, B.; Hita Garcia, F.; Yamane, S.; Blanchard, B.; Yang, D.-R.; Economo, E. 2015. New records of ant species from Yunnan, China. ZooKeys 477:17-78.