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Species: Aenictus aitkenii   Forel, 1901 

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

Aenictus aitkenii Forel, 1901a PDF: 475 (w.) INDIA (Karnataka). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-localities: India: Kanara (Aitken), Kanara (Wroughton), Thana (Gleadow), Travancore (Ferguson), and Travancore (Ingleby). Type-depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Aenictus aratus: Wilson, 1964a PDF: 446; Bolton, 1995b: 58; Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 17.

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Overview:

Image from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state, in Western Ghats of India. The ants were busy attacking Pheidole sps.

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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India, Sri Lanka
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Aenictus aitkenii   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: 16, (download) 16 22170
Aenictus aitkenii   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: 16, (download) 16 22170

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1891-01-12

Type specimens: syntype of Aenictus aitkenii: casent0905981; syntype of Aenictus aratus asiatica: casent0905986



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