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Species: Axinidris occidentalis   Shattuck, 1991 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Axinidris occidentalis Shattuck, 1991 PDF: 118, figs. 26-28, 35 (w.) LIBERIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Liberia: Paiata (= Payeta) (J. Bequaert). Primary type depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 7 paratype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depository: MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 10; Bolton, 1995b: 77; Snelling, 2007 PDF: 569.
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Distribution:

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

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 occidentalis ShattuckHNS

Axinidris occidentalis ShattuckHNS, 1991: 118; figs. 26 - 28, 35 (w). LIBERIA, Paiata (= Payeta) (J. Bequaert) (MCZC) examined.

Worker diagnosis. Scape and pronotum without erect hairs; pronotum weakly shiny, sharply sculptured and densely pubescent; medial carina present; T 3 - T 4 each with several erect hairs.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 4). HW 0.88 - 0.96; HL 0.88 - 0.95; SL 0.57 - 0.65; EL 0.21 - 0.23; OVD 0.31 - 0.35; PNW 0.53 - 0.58; PPW 0.34 - 0.41; WL 1.02 - 1.10. Indices. CI 99 - 101; CNI 133 - 153; OI 23 - 25; SI 64 - 69.

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

Queen and male unknown.

DISCUSSION

In A. occidentalisHNS the pronotum lacks erect hairs, but they are present on gastral terga 3 and 4, and the distance across the propodeal spines is subequal to the propodeal width, a combination of features unique to this western species.



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