Aenictus clavatus kanariensis

Aenictus clavatus kanariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. clavatus
Subspecies: A. clavatus kanariensis
Trinomial name
Aenictus clavatus kanariensis
Forel, 1901



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (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.



Known only from the male caste.


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

  • kanariensis. Aenictus clavatus var. kanariensis Forel, 1901a: 467 (diagnosis in key) (m.) INDIA (Karnataka).
    • Type-material: holotype(?) male.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: India: Kanara (Wroughton).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • [Misspelled as kanarensis by Bingham, 1903: 13, Chapman & Capco, 1951: 14.]
    • Subspecies of clavatus: Bingham, 1903: 13; Emery, 1910b: 30; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 14; Wilson, 1964a: 482; Bolton, 1995b: 59; Tiwari, 1999: 18; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 20.
    • Distribution: India.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Forel 1901. Page 467.