France

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France
LocationFrance.png
Location
Region Europe
Subregion Western Europe
BioRegion Palaearctic Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 5
Genera 36
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 173
Endemic Species 14
% Endemic Species 8.1%
Introduced Species 0

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in France. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of French ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the French Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Aphaenogaster

Bothriomyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Cataglyphis

Colobopsis

Crematogaster

Dolichoderus

Formica

Formicoxenus

Goniomma

Harpagoxenus

Hypoponera

Iberoformica

Lasius

Leptanilla

Leptothorax

Linepithema

Manica

Messor

Myrmecina

Myrmica

Oxyopomyrmex

Paratrechina

Pheidole

Plagiolepis

Polyergus

Ponera

Proformica

Solenopsis

Stenamma

Strongylognathus

Strumigenys

Tapinoma

Temnothorax

Tetramorium

Fossils known from France

Epoch Formation Locality Species
Early Cretaceous Charentese Amber Charentese amber, Aquitaine Basin Baikuris maximus
Early Cretaceous Charentese Amber Charentese amber, Aquitaine Basin Gerontoformica cretacica
Early Cretaceous Charentese Amber Charentese amber, Aquitaine Basin Gerontoformica occidentalis
Early Cretaceous Charentese Amber Charentese amber, Aquitaine Basin Haidomyrmodes mammuthus
Eocene Celas, France Fossil Célas, Gard Dolichoderus oviformis
Eocene Celas, France Fossil Célas, Gard Tetraponera oligocenica
Eocene Oise Amber Gesomyrmex miegi
Eocene Oise Amber Platythyrea dlusskyi
Miocene Auxillac, France Fossil Formica auxillacensis
Miocene Auxillac, France Fossil Formica maculipennis
Miocene Joursac, France Fossil Joursac, Auvergne Camponotus obesus
Miocene Joursac, France Fossil Joursac, Auvergne Formica cantalica
Miocene Joursac, France Fossil Joursac, Auvergne Lasius crispus
Miocene Montagne d'Andance, France Fossil Montagne d'Andance, Saint-Bauzile, Ardèche Camponotus crozei
Miocene Montagne d'Andance, France Fossil Montagne d'Andance, Saint-Bauzile, Ardèche Oecophylla grandimandibula
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Camponotus longiventris
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Camponotus penninervis
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Camponotus theobaldi
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Carebara thorali
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Dolichoderus coquandi
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Formica latinodosa
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Formica sepulta
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Formica serresi
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Lasius epicentrus
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Pachycondyla globiventris
Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France Fossil Paraphaenogaster maculata
Oligocene Brunstatt, France Fossil Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin Camponotus compactus
Oligocene Brunstatt, France Fossil Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin Camponotus vehemens
Oligocene Brunstatt, France Fossil Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin Oecophylla praeclara
Oligocene Brunstatt, France Fossil Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin Pachycondyla globiventris
Oligocene Brunstatt, France Fossil Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin Solenopsis blanda
Oligocene Brunstatt, France Fossil Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin Solenopsis maxima
Oligocene Brunstatt, France Fossil Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin Solenopsis moesta
Oligocene Brunstatt, France Fossil Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin Solenopsis privata
Oligocene Brunstatt, France Fossil Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin Solenopsis superba
Pliocene Lac Chambon, France Fossil Lac Chambon, Auvergne Formica pitoni
Pliocene Lac Chambon, France Fossil Lac Chambon, Auvergne Lasius chambonensis

Uncertain species

The following species were described from Australia but their true identities are currently unknown.

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