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Genus: Anochetus   Mayr, 1861 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 115 valid species

Fossil: 9 valid species

Anochetus Mayr, 1861 PDF: 53. Type-species: Odontomachus ghilianii, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Anochetus in Ponerinae: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 53 [Poneridae]; Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 455 [Poneridae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 47.
Anochetus in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Brown, 1976a: 71; Brown, 1978c PDF: 550 [subtribe Odontomachiti]; Bolton, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 159.
Genus Anochetus references
Roger, 1863b PDF: 21, 22 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 394, 454 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 11 (Anochetus, Stenomyrmex diagnoses); André, 1882c PDF: 230 (Europe & Algeria species); Emery, 1884: 378 (all species key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 47 (catalogue); Emery, 1894d PDF: 185 (Neotropical species key); Forel, 1900d PDF: 58 (India & Sri Lanka species key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 39 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Emery, 1911e PDF: 107 (diagnosis, catalogue); Arnold, 1915: 103 (South Africa species key); Gallardo, 1918c PDF: 90 (Argentina species key); Mann, 1919 PDF: 303 (New Guinea & Solomon Is species key); Wheeler, 1922: 96, 790, 1012 (diagnosis, Afrotropical, Malagasy catalogues); Wheeler, 1925a PDF: 9 (Stenomyrmex species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 39 (Asia checklist); Wilson, 1959c PDF: 503 (Melanesia & Moluccas species, revision, key); Kempf, 1964f PDF: 244 (Anochetus (Stenomyrmex) species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 20 (Neotropical catalogue); Brown, 1978c PDF: 552, 565, 569, 571 (diagnosis & review of genus, Malesian species, Austral, Palaearctic, Afrotropical & Malagasy species, Neotropical species keys); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 20 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 7 (Australia checklist); Terayama, 1989a PDF: 26 (Taiwan species key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 324 (Neotropical catalogue); Wang, 1993a: 226 (China species key); De Andrade, 1994c PDF: 24 (Dominican Amber species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 63 (catalogue); Gronenberg & Ehmer, 1996: 183 (mandible morphology); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 309 (Saudi Arabia species key); Shattuck, 1999: 181 (Australia synopsis); Zhou, 2001a PDF: 29 (China, Guangxi species key); Kugler & Ionescu, 2007 PDF: 298 (Mediterraean & Middle East species key); Fisher & Smith, 2008 10.1371/journal.pone.0001787 PDF: 4 (Malagasy species revision, key); González-Campero & Elizalde, 2008 PDF: 98 (Argentina & Paraguay species key); Zabala, in Fernández, 2008a PDF: 125 (Neotropical species key); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 117 (Taiwan species key); Shattuck & Slipinska, 2012 PDF: 5 (Australia species key); Bharti & Wachkoo, 2013a PDF: 141 (India species key); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1 PDF: 65 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Satria et al., 2017 10.20362/am.009006 PDF: 4 (rugosis group diagnosis, key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 252 (brief male diagnosis); Leong et al., 2018 10.1016/j.aspen.2017.11.003 PDF: 128 (Taiwanese species key); Chen et al., 2019 10.3897/jhr.68.30784 PDF: 51 (Chinese species key); Fernández & Guerrero, 2019 PDF: 514 (Colombia species key); Fernandes et al., 2021 10.1111/syen.12483 PDF: 1 (molecular phylogeny)

Taxon Page Images:

Anochetus trap-jaw ants. Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah Borneo.
Image © Alex Wild.

Anochetus queen Kerala.Dr Kalesh Sadasivan 2016

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela
    Asia: Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nicobar Island, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Yemen
    Europe: Gibraltar, Spain
    Oceania: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Anochetus   Forel, A., 1887, Fourmis récoltées à Madagascar, par le Dr. Conrad Keller., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 7, pp. 381-389: 1 1 3924
Anochetus   Emery, C., 1884, Materiali per lo studio della fauna Tunisina raccolti da G. e L. Doria. III. Rassegna delle formiche della Tunisia., Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 21, pp. 373-386: 378-379, (download) 378-379 3743
Anochetus   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: 106, (download) 106 6734
Anochetus   Forel, A., 1912, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M. A. Volume 4, No. 11. Fourmis des Seychelles et des Aldabras, reà § ues de M. , Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 15, pp. 159-167: 159, (download) 159 4046
Anochetus   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: 550-555, (download) 550-555 6757
Anochetus   Fisher, B. L. & Smith, M. A., 2008, A revision of Malagasy species of Anochetus Mayr and Odontomachus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., PLoS ONE 3, pp. 1-23: 4, (download) 4 21401
Anochetus   Fisher, B. L. & Smith, M. A., 2008, A revision of Malagasy species of Anochetus Mayr and Odontomachus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., PLoS ONE 3, pp. 1-23: 4, (download) 4 21401
Anochetus   Yoshimura, M. & Fisher, B. L., 2007, A revision of male ants of the Malagasy region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Key to subfamilies and treatment of the genera of Ponerinae., Zootaxa 1654, pp. 21-40: 31, (download) 31 21365
Anochetus   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 712, (download) 712 4445
Anochetus   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: 96-97, (download) 96-97 20597

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