Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.68.7. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Axinidris kakamegensis   Shattuck, 1991 

Download Data

Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Axinidris kakamegensis Shattuck, 1991 PDF: 115, figs. 17-19, 35 (w.) KENYA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Snelling, 2007 PDF: 563
// Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Snelling 2007


Caste of types: (w)

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 kakamegensis ShattuckHNS

Axinidris kakamegensis ShattuckHNS, 1991: 115; figs. 17 - 19, 35 (w). KENYA, Kakamega Forest (A. E. Stubbs) (BMNH) examined.

Worker diagnosis. Scape and pronotum without erect hairs; head broader than long and vertex without erect hairs; distance between spines greater than PPW.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 1). HW 0.97; HL 0.96; SL 0.69; EL 0.24; OVD 0.37; PNW n / a; PPW 0.40; WL 1.10. Indices. CI 102; CNI 161; OI 24; SI 71.

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

Queen and male unknown.


Known only from the worker type specimen from an unspecified locality in the Kakamega Forest.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1970-12-18

Type specimens: Holotype of Axinidris kakamegensis: casent0902934

See something amiss? Send us an email.