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Species: Axinidris nigripes   Shattuck, 1991 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Axinidris nigripes Shattuck, 1991 PDF: 117, fig. 35 (w.) GHANA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Snelling, 2007 PDF: 569.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ghana
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Snelling, R. R., 2007, A review of the arboreal Afrotropical ant genus Axinidris., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 551-579

Axinidris nigripes ShattuckHNS

Axinidris nigripes ShattuckHNS, 1991: 117 - 118; fig. 35 (w). GHANA, Aburi (P. Room) (BMNH) examined.

Worker diagnosis. Scape and pronotum with erect hairs; medial carina present; distance between spines exceeding PPW; hairs of head and mesosoma brown, coarse and seta-like.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 1). HW 0.97; HL 1.06; SL 0.78; EL 0.30; OVD 0.33; PNW n / a; PPW 0.50; WL 1.27. Indices. CI 91; CNI 195; OI 31; SI 80.

Worker description. The worker has been adequately described by Shattuck (1991).

Queen and male unknown.

DISCUSSION

This species is similar to both A. luhyaHNS and A. palligastrionHNS. It differs from the latter in its larger size, deeper clypeal notch and differing color pattern, the gaster being darker than the head and mesosoma, the reverse of the pattern in A. palligastrionHNS. From A. luhyaHNS, A. nigripesHNS differs by the coarser, darker mesosomal hairs (fine and yellowish in A. luhyaHNS.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Holotype of Axinidris nigripes: casent0902933



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