Leptogenys crustosa

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Leptogenys crustosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. crustosa
Binomial name
Leptogenys crustosa
Santschi, 1914

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Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 4.112954° to 4.112954°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea (type locality), Sudan.

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.




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

  • crustosa. Leptogenys crustosa Santschi, 1914d: 326, fig. 12 (w.) GUINEA. Senior synonym of africanus, rufipes: Bolton, 1975a: 251.
  • rufipes. Leptogenys (Leptogenys) conradti var. rufipes Santschi, 1937g: 75 (w.) GABON. Junior synonym of crustosa: Bolton, 1975a: 251.
  • africanus. Leptogenys (Leptogenys) africanus Weber, 1942a: 47, fig. 8 (w.) SUDAN. Junior synonym of crustosa: Bolton, 1975a: 251.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton B. 1975. A revision of the ant genus Leptogenys Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian region with a review of the Malagasy species. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology 31: 235-305.
  • Santschi F. 1937. Fourmis du Congo et régions limitrophes. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines. 30: 71-85.
  • Weber N. A. 1942. New doryline, cerapachyine and ponerine ants from the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 44: 40-49.
  • Weber N. A. 1943. The ants of the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 93: 263-389.
  • 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