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Species: Axinidris ghanensis   Shattuck, 1991 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Axinidris ghanensis Shattuck, 1991 PDF: 114, fig. 35 (w.) GHANA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Snelling, 2007 PDF: 560
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ghana, Guinea, Uganda
  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 ghanensis ShattuckHNS

Axinidris ghanensis ShattuckHNS, 1991: 114; fig. 35 (w). GHANA, Mampong (P. Room) (BMNH) examined.

Worker diagnosis. Antennal scape without and pronotum with erect hairs; medial carina present and subacute in profile; distance between spines less than PPW; gastral tergum 2 shiny and sparsely punctate.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 1). HW 0.76; HL 0.83; SL 0.66; EL 0.21; OVD 0.30; PNW n / a; PPW 0.34; WL 0.98. Indices. CI 91; CNI 150; OI 28; SI 86.

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

Queen and male unknown.


This species is known only from the single worker holotype. Nothing is known of its biology, although it is assumed to be arboreal. The most similar species is A. luhyaHNS, described below, from which it differs as detailed under that species.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in 2nd growth veg., 1 times found in mature forest edge, 1 times found in Sec. For. near river.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in dead stem, 1 times Covery 60%, 1 times on low veg..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search, 1 times Canopy fogging.

Elevations: collected from 700 - 1186 meters, 809 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1970-02-10 and 2017-11-14

Type specimens: Holotype of Axinidris ghanensis: casent0902931

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