Cameroun

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Cameroun
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Location
Region Africa
Subregion Middle Africa
BioRegion Afrotropical Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 10
Genera 68
Endemic Genera 2
% Endemic Genera 2.9%
Species/Subspecies 363
Endemic Species 90
% Endemic Species 24.8%
Introduced Species 2

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Cameroon. 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 Cameroon ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Cameroon Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Aenictus

Ankylomyrma

Anochetus

Anoplolepis

Aphomomyrmex

Apomyrma

Asphinctopone

Atopomyrmex

Axinidris

Bothroponera

Brachyponera

Calyptomyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Cataulacus

Centromyrmex

Crematogaster

Cyphoidris

Discothyrea

Dorylus

Euponera

Feroponera

Hypoponera

Lepisiota

Leptogenys

Lioponera

Loboponera

Megaponera

Meranoplus

Mesoponera

Microdaceton

Monomorium

Myrmicaria

Mystrium

Nesomyrmex

Nylanderia

Odontomachus

Oecophylla

Paltothyreus

Paraparatrechina

Parasyscia

Paratrechina

Petalomyrmex

Pheidole

Phrynoponera

Platythyrea

Plectroctena

Polyrhachis

Prionopelta

Pristomyrmex

Probolomyrmex

Proceratium

Promyopias

Psalidomyrmex

Simopone

Solenopsis

Stigmatomma

Strumigenys

Syllophopsis

Tapinoma

Technomyrmex

Terataner

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Wasmannia

Xymmer

Zasphinctus

REFERENCES

  • Deblauwe, I.; Dekoninck, W. 2007. Diversity and distribution of ground-dwelling ants in a lowland rainforest in southeast Cameroon. Insectes Sociaux 54:334-342. PDF
  • Mbenoun Masse, P. S., M. Tindo, M. Kenne, Z. Tadu, R. Mony, and C. Djieto-Lordon. 2017. Impact of the invasive ant Wasmannia auropunctata (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) on local ant diversity in southern Cameroon. African Journal of Ecology. 55:423-432. doi:10.1111/aje.12366
  • Santschi, F. 1937b. Résultats entomologiques d'un voyage au Cameroun. Formicides récoltés par Mr le Dr F. Zumpt. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 17: 93-104.
  • Terron, G. 1969. Description de Tetraponera ledouxi, espèce nouvelle du Cameroun, parasite temporaire de Tetraponera anthracina Santschi. Bulletin de l'Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire 31 (Série A): 629-642.
  • Terron, G. 1974. Découverte au Cameroun de deux espèces nouvelles du genre Prionopelta Mayr. Annales de la Faculté des Sciences du Cameroun 17: 105-119.