Afghanistan

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Afghanistan
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Location
Region Asia
Subregion Southern Asia
BioRegion Palaearctic Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 4
Genera 23
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 82
Endemic Species 14
% Endemic Species 17.1%
Introduced Species 1

The following 22 valid genera and 77 valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Afghanistan. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of Afghanistan ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Afghanistan Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Aenictus

Aphaenogaster

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Cataglyphis

Crematogaster

Dolichoderus

Formica

Lasius

Lepisiota

Messor

Monomorium

Myrmica

Pheidole

Plagiolepis

Polyrhachis

Solenopsis

Strongylognathus

Tapinoma

Temnothorax

Tetramorium

Trichomyrmex

References

  • Collingwood, C. A. 1961a [1960]. The third Danish Expedition to Central Asia. Zoological Results 27. Formicidae (Insecta) from Afghanistan. Vidensk. Medd. Dan. Naturhist. Foren. 123: 51-79 PDF
  • [1] Pisarski, B. 1967a. Fourmis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) d'Afghanistan récoltées par M. Dr. K. Lindberg. Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 24: 375-425
  • [2] Pisarski, B. 1967b. Ameisen (Formicidae) von Dr. J. Klapperich in Afghanistan gesammelt. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 37:47-51.
  • Pisarski, B. 1970a [1969]. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Fauna Afghanistans. (Sammelergebnisse von O. Jakes 1963-64, D. Povolny 1965, D. Povolny & Fr. Tenora 1966, J. Simek 1965-66, D. Povolny, J. Gaisler, Z. Sebek & Fr. Tenora 1967). Formicidae, Hym. Cas. Morav. Mus. Brne 54(Su Suppl: 305-326
  • [3] Radchenko, A. G. 1998B. A key to ants of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Asia. Entomological Review (Birmingham) 78:475-480.
  • Radchenko, A.G. & G.W. Elmes 2003. Myrmica afghanica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new ant species from Afghanistan. Zootaxa 375: 1-8.