South Africa

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South Africa
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Location
Region Africa
Subregion Southern Africa
BioRegion Afrotropical Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 9
Genera 64
Endemic Genera 1
% Endemic Genera 1.6%
Species/Subspecies 519
Endemic Species 269
% Endemic Species 51.8%
Introduced Species 0

The following 419 valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in South Africa. 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 South African ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the South African Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Acropyga

Aenictus

Agraulomyrmex

Anochetus

Anoplolepis

Aphomomyrmex

Atopomyrmex

Axinidris

Boloponera

Bothroponera

Calyptomyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Cataulacus

Centromyrmex

Crematogaster

Cryptopone

Diplomorium

Discothyrea

Dorylus

Eburopone

Euponera

Fisheropone

Hagensia

Hypoponera

Lepisiota

Leptanilla

Leptogenys

Lioponera

Megaponera

Melissotarsus

Meranoplus

Mesoponera

Messor

Microdaceton

Monomorium

Myrmicaria

Nesomyrmex

Nylanderia

Ocymyrmex

Odontomachus

Ophthalmopone

Paltothyreus

Parasyscia

Pheidole

Plagiolepis

Platythyrea

Plectroctena

Polyrhachis

Prionopelta

Pristomyrmex

Probolomyrmex

Simopone

Solenopsis

Streblognathus

Strumigenys

Syllophopsis

Tapinolepis

Tapinoma

Technomyrmex

Terataner

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Trichomyrmex

REFERENCES

[1] Bolton, B. 1981b. A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 43: 245-307