Gabon

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Gabon
LocationGabon.png
Location
Region Africa
Subregion Middle Africa
BioRegion Afrotropical Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 9
Genera 49
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 200
Endemic Species 27
% Endemic Species 13.5%
Introduced Species 1

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

Acropyga

Aenictus

Ankylomyrma

Anochetus

Anoplolepis

Asphinctopone

Axinidris

Baracidris

Bothroponera

Calyptomyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Centromyrmex

Cerapachys

Crematogaster

Dicroaspis

Dolioponera

Dorylus

Fisheropone

Hypoponera

Leptogenys

Loboponera

Meranoplus

Metapone

Microdaceton

Monomorium

Nylanderia

Paltothyreus

Paraparatrechina

Pheidole

Phrynoponera

Platythyrea

Plectroctena

Polyrhachis

Prionopelta

Pristomyrmex

Probolomyrmex

Proceratium

Psalidomyrmex

Santschiella

Simopone

Solenopsis

Strumigenys

Technomyrmex

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Vicinopone

Wasmannia

REFERENCES

  • [1] Bolton, B. and B. L. Fisher. 2008c. Afrotropical ants of the ponerine genera Centromyrmex Mayr, Promyopias Santschi gen. rev. and Feroponera gen. n., with a revised key to genera of African Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 1929: 1-37.
  • LaPolla, J.S. & Fisher, B.L. 2005. A remarkable new species of Acropyga from Gabon, with a key to the Afrotropical species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4) 56: 601-605.
  • Santschi, F. 1920b. Formicides nouveaux du Gabon, du Congo, de la Rhodesia et du Natal. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 60: 6-17.