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Species: Anochetus africanus   (Mayr, 1865) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Anochetus africanus camerunensis, Anochetus africanus friederichsi, Anochetus africanus madagascarensis, Anochetus africanus madagascariensis, Anochetus africanus obscurata, Anochetus africanus obscuratus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Stenomyrmex africanus Mayr, 1865 PDF: 11 (footnote) (w.) GHANA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

André, 1892a PDF: 47 (q.).
Combination in Anochetus: Forel, 1887 PDF: 382.
Senior synonym of Anochetus camerunensis: Mayr, 1904b PDF: 2; of Anochetus pasteuri: Brown, 1978c}: 556 (see also p. 602).

Distribution:


Afrotropical Region: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Anochetus africanus   Brown, WL Jr.,, 1978, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography., Studia Entomologica 20, pp. 549-638: 564, (download) 564 6757
Anochetus africanus   Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295: 267, (download) 267 3603
Anochetus africanus   Forel, A., 1913, Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) Gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und anderen., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1913, pp. 203-225: 203, (download) 203 4059
Anochetus africanus   Brown, WL Jr.,, 1978, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography., Studia Entomologica 20, pp. 549-638: 602-603, (download) 602-603 6757
Anochetus africanus   Forel, A., 1887, Fourmis récoltées à Madagascar, par le Dr. Conrad Keller., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 7, pp. 381-389: 2 2 3924
Anochetus africanus   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 107, (download) 107 6734
Anochetus africanus   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 97, (download) 97 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Rainforest, 2 times found in swamp forest, 2 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in evergreen forest, 0 times found in Forest, 1 times found in mature forest edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times under bark flap, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 0 times Ex rotting log, 0 times Ex rtn. wood fragment, 0 times Berlesate, 1 times on low veg., 1 times on ground, 0 times Nest in dead wood, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times forest margin along river, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times Winkler, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times winkler extraction, Transect 21 0m.

Elevations: collected from 350 - 1650 meters, 840 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Anochetus pasteuri: casent0915153, rmcaent000017740; syntype of Stenomyrmex africanus: casent0915884



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