Nigeria

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Nigeria
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Location
Region Africa
Subregion Western Africa
BioRegion Afrotropical Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 8
Genera 39
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 122
Endemic Species 27
% Endemic Species 22.1%
Introduced Species 0

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

Aenictus

Anochetus

Asphinctopone

Atopomyrmex

Axinidris

Baracidris

Bothroponera

Calyptomyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Cataulacus

Crematogaster

Discothyrea

Dorylus

Euponera

Hypoponera

Leptanilla

Leptogenys

Loboponera

Meranoplus

Messor

Monomorium

Nesomyrmex

Nylanderia

Paraparatrechina

Pheidole

Platythyrea

Plectroctena

Polyrhachis

Pristomyrmex

Psalidomyrmex

Simopone

Strumigenys

Syllophopsis

Technomyrmex

Terataner

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Trichomyrmex

Xymmer