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Genus: Anochetus   Mayr, 1861 


Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 112 species

Fossil: 8 species

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

Taxonomic history

Genus Anochetus references
Roger, 1863b: 21, 22 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 394, 454 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 11 (Anochetus, Stenomyrmex diagnoses); André, 1882b: 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: 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: 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 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, 2013 PDF: 141 (India species key); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 65 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations): Satria, Viet & Eguchi, 2017 10.20362/am.009006 PDF: 4 (rugosis group diagnosis, key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 252 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



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

Anochetus queen Kerala.Dr Kalesh Sadasivan 2016

Distribution:

   Genus is native to: Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Africa, Angola, Ashanti, Bengo, Benin, Bundibugyo, Cameroon, Central, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eastern, Eastern Africa, Eastern Cape, Eritrea, Estuaire, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Gauteng, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kabarole, Kakamega, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Kédougou, Liberia, Limpopo, Lindi, Malawi, Mali, Middle Africa, Morogoro, Mozambique, Mpumalanga, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Cape, Ogooué-Maritime, Pwani, Sangha-Mbaéré, Senegal, Somalia, South, South Africa, South Sudan, South-West, Southern Africa, Sudan, Tanga, Tanzania, Uganda, Western, Western Africa, Western Cape, Woleu-Ntem, YeDebub Bihēroch Bihēreseboch na Hizboch, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Barrow Island, Central, Choiseul, East Sepik, Guadalcanal, Madang, Makira-Ulawa, Maluku, Manus, Morobe, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Nord, Northern, Northern Territory, Oceania, Papua, Papua Barat, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, South Australia, Victoria, Western, Western Australia, Western Highlands
Indomalaya Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Asia, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Central, Delhi, Goa, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Hà Nội, India, Indonesia, Jambi, Jawa Barat, Jawa Tengah, Johor, Karnataka, Kerala, Krakatau Islands, Kuala Lumpur, Laguna, Lampung, Laos, Leyte, Malaysia, Myanmar, Negeri Sembilan, Negros Oriental, Nicobar Island, Ninh Bình, North Central, Pahang, Perak, Philippines, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Singapore, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi Tenggara, Sumatera Barat, Taipei, Taiwan, Tamil Nadu, Terengganu, Thailand, Uva, Vietnam, West Bengal, Yunnan, Đắk Lắk
Malagasy Region: Anjouan, Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Comoros, Fianarantsoa, Grande Comore, Madagascar, Mahajanga, Mayotte, Mohéli, Seychelles, Toamasina, Toliara
Nearctic Region: Florida, North America, Puebla, United States
Neotropical Region: Alajuela, Amazonas, Amazonas, Americas, Aragua, Argentina, Atlántida, Bahamas, Bahia, Barbados, Barinas, Belize, Bocas del Toro, Bolivia, Bolívar, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canindeyú, Caribbean, Central America, Chiapas, Chocó, Cibao Norte, Cienfuegos, Colombia, Colón, Comayagua, Cortés, Costa Caribe Norte, Costa Caribe Sur, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cusco, Darién, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Duarte, Ecuador, El Salvador, Espírito Santo, French Guiana, Gracias a Dios, Granma, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guanacaste, Guantánamo, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Heredia, Holguín, Honduras, Huehuetenango, Islas de la Bahía, Itapúa, Izabal, Jalisco, Jamaica, Jinotega, La Guajira, Limón, Madre de Dios, Magdalena, Martinique, María Trinidad Sánchez, Matagalpa, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Meta, Mexico, Minas Gerais, Napo, Nicaragua, Oaxaca, Olancho, Ouest, Panama, Paraguay, Pará, Peru, Petén, Pichincha, Pinar del Río, Puerto Rico, Puntarenas, Risaralda, Rondônia, Saint Andrew, Saint James, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San José, San Salvador, Santa Catarina, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago de Cuba, South America, Suriname, São Paulo, Trelawny, Trinidad and Tobago, Trujillo, Tucumán, United States Virgin Islands, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Uruguay, Valle del Cauca, Venezuela, Veracruz, Zacapa
Oceania Region: Airai, Angaur, Ba, Bua, Cakaudrove, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kadavu, Kayangel, Kiribati, Koror, Lau, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Marshall Islands, Melanesia, Melekeok, Micronesia, Micronesia, Namosi, Ngardmau, Ngchesar, Ngeremlengui, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pohnpei, Polynesia, Rewa, Samoa, Serua, Sonsorol, Tokelau, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna
Palearctic Region: Al Bahah, Andalusia, China, Eastern Asia, Egypt, Europe, Gibraltar, Iran, Israel, Jammu and Kashmir, Japan, Morocco, Northern Africa, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Southern Europe, Spain, Tunisia, Western Asia, Yemen

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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