Leptogenys occidentalis

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Leptogenys occidentalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. occidentalis
Binomial name
Leptogenys occidentalis
Bernard, 1953

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Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 6.312222222° to -2.283333333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea (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

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Syntype of Leptogenys nitida occidentalisWorker. Specimen code casent0902600. Photographer Z. Lieberman, 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.

  • occidentalis. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) nitida r. occidentalis Bernard, 1953b: 211, fig. 5 (w.) GUINEA. Raised to species and senior synonym of bernardi: Bolton, 1975a: 270.
  • sulcinodis. Leptogenys ferrarii r. sulcinodis Bernard, 1953b: 210, fig. 5 (w.) GUINEA. [Junior secondary homonym of sulcinoda André, above.] Replacement name: bernardi Baroni Urbani, 1971b: 360.
  • bernardi. Leptogenys ferrarii subsp. bernardi Baroni Urbani, 1971b: 360. Replacement name for sulcinodis Bernard, 1953b: 210. [Junior secondary homonym of sulcinoda André, 1892a: 48.] Junior synonym of occidentalis: Bolton, 1975a: 270.



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.
  • Fisher B. L. 2004. Diversity patterns of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) along an elevational gradient on Monts Doudou in southwestern Gabon. Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences 28: 269-286.