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Species: Anochetus africanus   (Mayr, 1865) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Stenomyrmex africanus Mayr, 1865 PDF: 11 (footnote) (w.) GHANA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype(?) worker. Type-locality: Ghana (“Gold Coast”): (no further data). Type-depository: NHMW. Type notes: No indication of number of specimens is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

André, 1892a PDF: 47 (q.).
Combination in Anochetus: Forel, 1887 PDF: 382.
Senior synonym of Anochetus pasteuri: Brown, 1978c PDF: 556; Bolton, 1995b: 63.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Anochetus africanus   Brown, WL Jr.,, 1978, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography., Studia Entomologica 20, pp. 549-638: 564, (download) 564 6757
Anochetus africanus   Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295: 267, (download) 267 3603
Anochetus africanus   Forel, A., 1913, Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) Gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und anderen., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1913, pp. 203-225: 203, (download) 203 4059
Anochetus africanus   Brown, WL Jr.,, 1978, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography., Studia Entomologica 20, pp. 549-638: 602-603, (download) 602-603 6757
Anochetus africanus   Forel, A., 1887, Fourmis récoltées à Madagascar, par le Dr. Conrad Keller., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 7, pp. 381-389: 2 2 3924
Anochetus africanus   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 107, (download) 107 6734
Anochetus africanus   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 97, (download) 97 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 30 times found in Primary Forest, 27 times found in Rainforest, 3 times found in Coffee/Banana, 4 times found in Prim. unlog. For., 2 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 2 times found in swamp forest, 3 times found in Frag. degr. For., 2 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in secondary forest habitat, 2 times found in Shade coffee, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times ex. rotten log, 12 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 10 times ex rotten log, 8 times Litter, 5 times Ex soil, 2 times Under rotten log, 4 times und. Log, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times under bark flap, 1 times ex. under rotten log, 1 times Ex rotting log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times Hand, 11 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 11 times Winkler, 5 times search, 5 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator, 3 times Hand collected, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times Hand collected at night, 1 times winkler extraction, Transect 21 0m, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Malaise trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 40 - 2500 meters, 599 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1904-12-31 and 2019-11-15

Type specimens: syntype of Anochetus pasteuri: casent0915153, rmcaent000017740; syntype of Stenomyrmex africanus: casent0915884



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