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Species: Odontomachus assiniensis   Emery, 1892 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Odontomachus assiniensis Emery, 1892f PDF: 558 (w.) IVORY COAST. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Ivory Coast: Assinie, 1886 (Ch. Alluaud). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1910c PDF: 350 (q.); Forel, 1913f PDF: 666 (q.m.); Santschi, 1914b PDF: 57 (m.)
Senior synonym of Odontomachus assiniensis fuscus Stitz, 1916: Brown, 1976c PDF: 102; Bolton, 1995b: 295.
Senior synonym of Odontomachus intermedius: Wheeler, 1922: 101 (in text), 793; Brown, 1976c PDF: 102; Bolton, 1995b: 295.
Unavailable replacement name Odontomachus assiniensis oblita referred here by Brown, 1976c PDF: 102.

Taxon Page Images:

Odontomachus assiniensis. Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; 12 July 2016. Photo by Philip Herbst; collection by Ricky Taylor

// Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Odontomachus assiniensis   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 57, (download) 57 8111
Odontomachus assiniensis   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: 100-101, (download) 100-101 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 58 times found in Rainforest, 15 times found in primary forest, 8 times found in montane forest, 9 times found in Swamp with Raphia, 4 times found in tropical wet forest, 7 times found in mature wet forest, 6 times found in sous luniperus, 2 times found in remnant ravine forest, 1 times found in Riverine forest, 3 times found in moist evergreen forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times leaf litter, 4 times ex soil, 8 times ex rotten log, 7 times sifted litter, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times under rotten log, 2 times on low vegetation, 3 times nest under stone, 1 times in the soil. Colony in coarse mowed grassland. Nest has multiple exits in an area of 50cm diameter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times Hand collected, 6 times Pitfall trap, 16 times EC28 Malaise trap, 5 times Winkler, 8 times search, 8 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 9 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 8 times Tamisage, 6 times pitfall trap, PF bucket, 3 times hand collecting, 3 times pitfall, ...

Elevations: collected from 25 - 1800 meters, 860 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1907-05-22 00:00:00.0 and 2021-10-27 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Odontomachus assiniensis furvior: rmcaent000017745; syntype of Odontomachus assiniensis: casent0904001; syntype of Odontomachus assiniensis fauconneti: rmcaent000017744; syntype of Odontomachus assiniensis flavescens: casent0913746, casent0915470; syntype of Odontomachus assiniensis furvior: casent0900580; syntype of Odontomachus assiniensis fauconneti: casent0907424; type of Odontomachus intermedius: focol1047, focol1048, focol2304, focol2305

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