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Genus: Aenictus   Shuckard, 1840 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 199 valid species, 29 valid subspecies

Aenictus Shuckard, 1840b PDF: 266. Type-species: Aenictus ambiguus, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Enictus Walker, 1860 PDF: 306 and Smith, 1865a PDF: 79; incorrect subsequent spellings.]
[Note: Year lettering of references up to 2001 may not match AntCat lettering] Roger, 1863b: 36,41 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 394,457 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 17 (Aenictus, Typhlatta diagnoses); Mayr, 1879 PDF: 668 (Typhlatta species key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 7 (catalogue); Forel, 1901a PDF: 464 (India & Sri Lanka species key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 6 (diagnosis, India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Ashmead, 1906 PDF: 24 (genera key); Emery, 1910b PDF: 28 (diagnosis, catalogue); Arnold, 1915: 136, 137 (diagnosis, South Africa species key); Wheeler, 1922: 751 (Afrotropical catalogue); Wheeler, 1930j PDF: 198, 207 (A. (Typhlatta) & Philippines A. (Aenictus) species keys); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 10 (Asia checklist); Wilson, 1964a PDF: 436 (Indo-Australian species, revision, key); Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 52 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 6 (Australia, New Caledonia & New Zealand checklists); Billen & Gotwald, 1988: 293 (Dufour's gland); Terayama & Yamane, 1989 PDF: 602 (Indonesia, Sumatra species key); Dlussky et al., 1990 PDF: 179 (Turkmenistan species key); Bolton, 1990c PDF: 1358 (diagnosis,morphology, phylogeny); Baroni Urbani et al., 1992 PDF: 315 (phylogeny); Bolton, 1994: 12 (diagnosis, synoptic classification); Xu, 1994a: 118 (China species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1047 (census);Bolton, 1995b: 58 (catalogue); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 50 (China species key); Hölldobler et al., 1996: 158 (metatibial gland); Shattuck, 1999: 58 (Australia synopsis); Billen et al., 1999: 307 (postpygidial gland); Zhou, 2001: 58 (China, Guangxi species key); Jaitrong & Yamane, 2010a PDF: 329 (Southeast Asia silvestrii-assemblage species revision, key); Jaitrong & Yamane, 2013 PDF (Southeast Asia Aenictus ceylonicus species group revision, key); Jaitrong & Wiwatwitaya, 2013 PDF (pachycerus-group diagnosis, Southeast Asia species key); Yamane & Wang, 2015 PDF: 53 (pachycerus-group, Borneo); Staab, 2015 PDF: 137 (ceylonicus-group, key to Chinese members); Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 78 (worker, male diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 127 (brief male diagnosis); Jaitrong & Ruangsittichai, 2018 10.3897/zookeys.775.26893 PDF: 112 (Asia wroughtonii species group key); Gómez, 2022 PDF: 13 (Afrotropical species key)

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Island, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vietnam
    Europe: Greece
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Aenictus   Shattuck, S. O., 2008, Review of the ant genus Aenictus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia with notes on A. ceylonicus (Mayr)., Zootaxa 1926, pp. 1-19: 3-4, (download) 3-4 22170
Aenictus   Shattuck, S. O., 2008, Review of the ant genus Aenictus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia with notes on A. ceylonicus (Mayr)., Zootaxa 1926, pp. 1-19: 3-4, (download) 3-4 22170

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