Aphaenogaster mauritanica

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Aphaenogaster mauritanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species group: gibbosa
Species: A. mauritanica
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster mauritanica
Dalla Torre, 1893

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Specimen Labels


A member of the Aphaenogaster gibbosa-group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria, Tunisia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • mauritanica. Aphaenogaster striola var. mauritanica Dalla Torre, 1893: 105 (w.) TUNISIA. [First available use of Aphaenogaster subterraneus r. striola var. mauritanicus Emery, 1891b: 8; unavailable name.] Santschi, 1911i: 284 (m.); Santschi, 1932d: 342 (q.). Subspecies of gibbosa: Emery, 1908c: 334; Santschi, 1932d: 341. Raised to species: Cagniant, 1996a: 75.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 71, catalogue)
  • Cagniant, H. 1996a. Les Aphaenogaster du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): clé et catalogue des espèces. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (N.S.) 32: 67-85 (page 75, Raised to species)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 105, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1891c. Exploration scientifique de la Tunisie. Zoologie. - Hyménoptères. Révision critique des fourmis de la Tunisie. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, iii + 21 pp. (page 8, First available use of Aphaenogaster subterraneus r. striola var. mauritanicus; unavailable name.)
  • Emery, C. 1908d. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) (Fortsetzung.) III. Die mit Aphaenogaster verwandte Gattungengruppe. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 305-338 (page 334, Variety/stirps of gibbosa)
  • Salata, S., Borowiec, L. 2018. Redescription of Aphaenogaster muschtaidica Emery, 1908 with a key to gibbosa species group. Asian Myrmecology 10, e010002, pp. 1-15 (DOI 10.20362/am.010002).
  • Santschi, F. 1911i. Formicides de diverses provenances. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 55: 278-287 (page 284, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1932f. Études sur quelques Attomyrma paléarctiques. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 15: 338-346 (page 342, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1932f. Études sur quelques Attomyrma paléarctiques. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 15: 338-346 (page 341, Variety/stirps of gibbosa)