Germany

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Germany
LocationGermany.png
Location
Region Europe
Subregion Western Europe
BioRegion Palaearctic Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 4
Genera 26
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 133
Endemic Species 8
% Endemic Species 6.0%
Introduced Species 0

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Germany. 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 German ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the German Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Aphaenogaster

Camponotus

Colobopsis

Crematogaster

  • Crematogaster scutellaris (Olivier, 1792) - Occasionally detected in imported plant material; this species is not thought to be established.

Dolichoderus

Formica

Formicoxenus

Harpagoxenus

Hypoponera

Lasius

Leptothorax

Linepithema

Manica

Messor

Monomorium

Myrmecina

Myrmica

Plagiolepis

Polyergus

Ponera

Solenopsis

Stenamma

Strongylognathus

Tapinoma

Temnothorax

Tetramorium

Fossils known from Germany

Epoch Formation Locality Species
Eocene Eckfeld, Germany Fossil Eckfeld Gesomyrmex germanicus
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Archimyrmex wedmannae
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Casaleia eocenica
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Cephalopone grandis
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Cephalopone potens
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Cyrtopone curiosa
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Cyrtopone elongata
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Cyrtopone microcephala
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Cyrtopone striata
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Gesomyrmex breviceps
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Gesomyrmex curiosus
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Gesomyrmex pulcher
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Messelepone leptogenoides
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Oecophylla longiceps
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Pachycondyla eocenica
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Pachycondyla lutzi
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Pachycondyla messeliana
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Pachycondyla parvula
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Pachycondyla petiolosa
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Pachycondyla petrosa
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Protopone dubia
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Protopone germanica
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Protopone magna
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Protopone oculata
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Protopone sepulta
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Protopone vetula
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Pseudectatomma eocenica
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Pseudectatomma striatula
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Titanomyrma gigantea
Eocene Messel Fossil Messel Titanomyrma simillima
Oligocene Enspel Formation Fossil Rhineland-Palatinate Aphaenogaster enspelensis
Oligocene Enspel Formation Fossil Rhineland-Palatinate Goniomma poschmanni
Oligocene Enspel Formation Fossil Rhineland-Palatinate Myrmica nungesseri
Oligocene Enspel Formation Fossil Rhineland-Palatinate Myrmica schaefersi
Oligocene Enspel Formation Fossil Rhineland-Palatinate Paraphaenogaster bizeri
Oligocene Enspel Formation Fossil Rhineland-Palatinate Paraphaenogaster freihauti
Oligocene Enspel Formation Fossil Rhineland-Palatinate Paraphaenogaster loosi
Oligocene Enspel Formation Fossil Rhineland-Palatinate Paraphaenogaster schindleri
Oligocene Enspel Formation Fossil Rhineland-Palatinate Paraphaenogaster wettlauferi
Oligocene Enspel Formation Fossil Rhineland-Palatinate Paraphaenogaster wuttkei
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Dolichoderus affectus
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Dolichoderus bruneti
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Dolichoderus explicans
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Dolichoderus oviformis
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Eoformica expectans
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Formica alsatica
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Formica tripartita
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Iridomyrmex breviantennis
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Oecophylla superba
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Pachycondyla calcarea
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Pachycondyla dubia
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Pachycondyla globiventris
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Paraphaenogaster maculipes
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Solenopsis alena
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Solenopsis foersteri
Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany Fossil Kleinkems Solenopsis valida
Oligocene Rott, Germany Fossil Rott, Westphalia Aphaenogaster archaica
Oligocene Rott, Germany Fossil Rott, Westphalia Formica bauckhorni
Oligocene Rott, Germany Fossil Rott, Westphalia Liometopum rhenanum
Oligocene Rott, Germany Fossil Rott, Westphalia Ponera elegantissima
Oligocene Rott, Germany Fossil Rott, Westphalia Prionomyrmex wappleri
Pliocene Willershausen, Germany Fossil Willershausen, Lower Saxony Camponotites silvestris
Pliocene Willershausen, Germany Fossil Willershausen, Lower Saxony Camponotites steinbachi

Uncertain species

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