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China
LocationChina.png
Location
Region Asia
Subregion Eastern Asia
BioRegion Palaearctic Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 10
Genera 117
Endemic Genera 1
% Endemic Genera 0.9%
Species/Subspecies 994
Endemic Species 352
% Endemic Species 35.4%
Introduced Species 0

Contents

The following list of the ants of China, based on published occurrence data, is from Guenard and Dunn (2012). A summary of the list from this publication states: "Through literature review, we have added 708 species and subspecies to the list of the ants of China since the last bibliographic revision of Chinese species (Wu & Wang 1995). Despite the large number of named species (939) already recorded from China, our results suggest that many more species, perhaps twice as many, remain to be found. When comparing the geographically similar China and United States, Chinese ant diversity is anomalously low compared to other plant and animal lineages. We suggest that this pattern reflects the poor knowledge of Chinese ants and that many ant species are yet to be recorded or discovered in China. The taxonomy of Chinese ants is still unsatisfactory for many genera and complete revision is necessary in a number of cases in order to clarify the status of problematic species and subspecies, and discard possible synonyms, while separating cryptic species now clustered into species complexes."

Additional species should be added to this list as called for: from additional publication records being found, with the addition of new species described from China or through specimen based occurrence records.

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Anochetus

Anoplolepis

Aphaenogaster

Bothriomyrmex

Bothroponera

Brachyponera

Buniapone

Calomyrmex

Calyptomyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Cataglyphis

Cataulacus

Centromyrmex

Cerapachys

Chronoxenus

Chrysapace

Colobopsis

Crematogaster

Cryptopone

Dacatria

Diacamma

Dilobocondyla

Discothyrea

Dolichoderus

Dorylus

Echinopla

Ectomomyrmex

Emeryopone

Erromyrma

Euponera

Formica

Gaoligongidris

Gauromyrmex

Gesomyrmex

Gnamptogenys

Harpagoxenus

Hypoponera

Iberoformica

Iridomyrmex

Kartidris

Lasius

Lepisiota

Leptanilla

Leptogenys

Leptothorax

Liometopum

Lioponera

Lophomyrmex

Lordomyrma

Mayriella

Meranoplus

Mesoponera

Messor

Monomorium

Myopias

Myopopone

Myrmecina

Myrmica

Myrmicaria

Myrmoteras

Mystrium

Nylanderia

Ochetellus

Odontomachus

Oecophylla

Opamyrma

Ooceraea

Pachycondyla

Paraparatrechina

Parasyscia

Paratopula

Paratrechina

Perissomyrmex

Parvaponera

Pheidole

Philidris

Plagiolepis

Platythyrea

Polyergus

Polyrhachis

Ponera

Prenolepis

Pristomyrmex

Probolomyrmex

Proceratium

Proformica

Protanilla

Pseudolasius

Pseudoneoponera

Recurvidris

Rhopalomastix

Rossomyrmex

Rotastruma

Simopone

Solenopsis

Stenamma

Stigmatomma

Strongylognathus

Strumigenys

Syscia

Tapinoma

Technomyrmex

Temnothorax

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Trichomyrmex

Yunodorylus

Vollenhovia

Vombisidris

REFERENCES

  • Liu, C.; Guénard, B.; Hita Garcia, F.; Yamane, S.; Blanchard, B.; Yang, D.-R.; Economo, E. 2015. New records of ant species from Yunnan, China. ZooKeys 477:17-78.