Zasphinctus chariensis

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Zasphinctus chariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Zasphinctus
Species: Z. chariensis
Binomial name
Zasphinctus chariensis
(Santschi, 1915)

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Specimen Labels

Essentially nothing is known concerning this species. It is known only from a few male specimens.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Central African Republic (type locality), Chad, Mali.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • chariensis. Sphinctomyrmex rufiventris st. chariensis Santschi, 1915c: 245 (m.) CHAD.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype males.
    • Type-locality: Chad: Moyen-Chari, Fort Archambault, 1904 (Decorse).
    • Type-depositories: MNHN, NHMB.
    • Combination in Aethiopopone: Santschi, 1930a: 50;
    • combination in Sphinctomyrmex: Brown, 1975: 33;
    • combination in Zasphinctus: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 243.
    • Subspecies of rufiventris: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 755; Santschi, 1930a: 50.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 33; Bolton, 1995b: 392.
    • Distribution: Chad.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Hita Garcia F., G. Fischer, C. Liu, T. L. Audisio, and E. P. Economo. 2017. Next-generation morphological character discovery and evaluation: an X-ray micro-CT enhanced revision of the ant genus Zasphinctus Wheeler (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Dorylinae) in the Afrotropics. ZooKeys 693: 33–93.
  • Santschi F. 1915. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 84: 244-282.