Ghana

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Ghana
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Location
Region Africa
Subregion Western Africa
BioRegion Afrotropical Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 10
Genera 54
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 255
Endemic Species 37
% Endemic Species 14.5%
Introduced Species 0

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

Acropyga

Aenictus

Ankylomyrma

Anochetus

Asphinctopone

Atopomyrmex

Axinidris

Baracidris

Bothroponera

Calyptomyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Cataglyphis

Cataulacus

Centromyrmex

Cerapachys

Crematogaster

Discothyrea

Dorylus

Hypoponera

Lepisiota

Leptanilla

Leptogenys

Loboponera

Megaponera

Melissotarsus

Meranoplus

Messor

Microdaceton

Monomorium

Nesomyrmex

Nylanderia

Paraparatrechina

Pheidole

Platythyrea

Plectroctena

Polyrhachis

Pristomyrmex

Probolomyrmex

Proceratium

Psalidomyrmex

Simopone

Stigmatomma

Strumigenys

Syllophopsis

Technomyrmex

Terataner

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Trichomyrmex

Vicinopone

Xymmer

Zasphinctus

REFERENCES

Belshaw, R. & Bolton, B., 1994. A survey of the leaf litter ant fauna in Ghana, West Africa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). , 3, p.5-16.

  • [1] Bolton, B. 1974c. A revision of the ponerine ant genus Plectroctena F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 30: 309-338