Anochetus africanus

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Anochetus africanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. africanus
Binomial name
Anochetus africanus
(Mayr, 1865)

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Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana (type locality), Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Uganda.

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • africanus. Stenomyrmex africanus Mayr, 1865: 11 (footnote) (w.) GHANA. André, 1892a: 47 (q.). Combination in Anochetus: Forel, 1887: 382. Senior synonym of camerunensis: Mayr, 1904b: 2; of pasteuri: Brown, 1978c: 556 (see also p. 602).
  • camerunensis. Anochetus africanus var. camerunensis Mayr, 1896: 236 (w.m.) CAMEROUN. Emery, 1899e: 476 (q.). Junior synonym of africanus: Mayr, 1904b: 2.
  • pasteuri. Anochetus pasteuri Santschi, 1923e: 265 (w.q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of africanus: Brown, 1978c: 556.



  • André, E. 1892a. Matériaux myrmécologiques. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 11: 45-56 PDF (page 47, queen described)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1978c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Stud. Entomol. 20: 549-638 (page 556, senior synonym of pasteuri; see page 602)
  • Forel, A. 1887. Fourmis récoltées à Madagascar par le Dr. Conrad Keller. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 7: 381-389 (page 382, Combination in Anochetus)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 11, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1904b. Formiciden aus Ägypten und dem Sudan. In: Jägerskiöld, L. A. Results of the Swedish Zoological Expedition to Egypt and the White Nile, 1901. Part 1 (no. 9). Uppsala: Library of the Royal University of Uppsala, 11 pp. (page 2, senior synonym of camerunensis)