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Species: Axinidris kinoin   Shattuck, 1991 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Axinidris kinoin Shattuck, 1991 PDF: 115, figs. 20-22 (w.) NIGERIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Nigeria
  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 kinoin ShattuckHNS

Axinidris kinoin ShattuckHNS, 1991: 115 - 116; figs. 20 - 22, 35 (w). NIGERIA, " specific locality not given, probably Gambari Experiment Station ) (B. Taylor) ” (BMNH) examined.

Worker diagnosis. Pronotum with erect hairs and scape with 1 or 2 short erect hairs; mesonotum without rugae; medial carina present; distance between spines less than PPW; head and body reddish brown.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 2). HW 0.75 - 0.76; HL 0.83 - 0.86; SL 0.68 - 0.69; EL 0.22; OVD 0.26 - 0.28; PNW n / a; PPW 0.37 - 0.38; WL 1.01. Indices. CI 88 - 91; CNI 128 - 131; OI 29; SI 91.

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

Queen and male unknown.


This species remains known only from the two type specimens from an unspecified locality in Nigeria, but assumed to be the Gambari Experiment Station (Shattuck, 1991). It is most similar to A. denticulataHNS from which it differs as noted in the key.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times roadside vegetation.

Collect Date Range: collected on 1975-10-29

Type specimens: Holotype of Axinidris kinoin: casent0902936

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