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Species: Axinidris palligastrion   Shattuck, 1991 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Axinidris palligastrion Shattuck, 1991 PDF: 118, figs. 29-31, 35 (w.) GHANA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Snelling, 2007 PDF: 571.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ghana
  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 palligastrion ShattuckHNS

Axinidris palligastrion ShattuckHNS, 1991: 118; figs. 29 - 31; fig. 35 (w). GHANA, Nswam (= Nsawam ) (P. Room) (BMNH) examined.

Worker diagnosis. Scape without and pronotum with erect hairs; medial carina present; distance between spines equal to PPW; pronotum smooth and shiny; mesonotum without rugae; gaster yellowish red, not concolorous with mesosoma.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 5). HW 0.81 - 0.85; HL 0.87 - 0.93; SL 0.61 - 0.67; EL 0.26 - 0.30; OVD 0.29 - 0.32; PNW n / a; PPW 0.42 - 0.45; WL 1.05 - 1.16. Indices. CI 91 - 94; CNI 107 - 134; OI 31 - 35; SI 72 - 78.

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

Queen and male unknown.


Although similar to A. nigripesHNS, this species is separable as noted in the discussion of that species. The gaster is distinctly lighter in color than the head and mesosoma, but is not distinctly bicolored as in the otherwise similar A. mlaluHNS, a species that lacks erect pronotal hairs (present in A. palligastrionHNS).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1970-03-09

Type specimens: Holotype of Axinidris palligastrion: casent0902935

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