Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka
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Location
Region Asia
Subregion Southern Asia
BioRegion Oriental Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 11
Genera 79
Endemic Genera 1
% Endemic Genera 1.3%
Species/Subspecies 341
Endemic Species 92
% Endemic Species 27.0%
Introduced Species 1

The Sri Lanka ant fauna has recently come into better focus through contemporary research by Dr. Ratnayake Dias (1, 2) and her colleagues. The most recent faunal list (Dias et al. 2020) brings together Dr. Dias' extensive knowledge and the incomparable database of ant occurrence records from Ant Maps. The many myrmecologists that have contributed to our current understanding of Sri Lanka's ant fauna are noted in the references provided in the 2020 Zookeys publication and Ant Map's specimen records.

Acanthomyrmex

Acropyga

Aenictus

Aneuretus

Anillomyrma

Anochetus

Anoplolepis

Aphaenogaster

Bothroponera

Brachyponera

Calyptomyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Cataulacus

Centromyrmex

Chronoxenus

Colobopsis

Crematogaster

Cryptopone

Diacamma

Dilobocondyla

Discothyrea

Dolichoderus

Dorylus

Erromyrma

Gnamptogenys

Harpegnathos

Hypoponera

Iridomyrmex

Lepisiota

Leptanilla

Leptogenys

Lioponera

Lophomyrmex

Meranoplus

Mesoponera

Metapone

Monomorium

Myopias

Myopopone

Myrmecina

Myrmicaria

Myrmoteras

Nylanderia

Ochetellus

Odontomachus

Oecophylla

Ooceraea

Parasyscia

Paratopula

Paratrechina

Parvaponera

Pheidole

Plagiolepis

Platythyrea

Polyrhachis

Prenolepis

Prionopelta

Pristomyrmex

Protanilla

Pseudolasius

Pseudoneoponera

Recurvidris

Rhopalomastix

Solenopsis

Stereomyrmex

Stigmatomma

Strumigenys

Syllophopsis

Syscia

Tapinoma

Technomyrmex

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Trichomyrmex

Tyrannomyrmex

Vollenhovia

Yavnella

Uncertain species

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

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