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Species: Axinidris denticulata   (Wheeler, 1922) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Engramma denticulatum Wheeler, 1922: 205, fig. 51 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Axinidris: Shattuck, 1991 PDF: 112
See also: Snelling, 2007 PDF: 558
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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 denticulata (Wheeler)HNS

Engramma denticulatum WheelerHNS, 1922: 205; fig. 51 (w). DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, between Lukolela and Basoko (H. O. Lang) (MCZC) examined.

Axinidris denticulatumHNS: Shattuck, 1991: 112 - 114; figs. 11 - 13, 35.

Axinidris denticulataHNS: Bolton, 1995: 77.

Worker diagnosis. Antennal scape without and pronotum with erect hairs; medial carina present and distance between spines less than PPW; mesonotum without rugae; medial carina rounded in profile; gastral tergum 2 densely punctate.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 1). HW 0.71; HL 0.79; SL 0.62; EL 0.19; OVD 0.30; PNW 0.44; PPW 0.37; WL 0.91. Indices. CI 90; CNI 153; OI 27; SI 88.

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

Queen and male unknown.


This species is still known only from the three type specimens. Shattuck (1991) selected as lectotype the only specimen that is in fair condition; the two lectoparatypes are so covered with mold that they are nearly worthless for diagnostic purposes.

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