Aenictus furibundus

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Aenictus furibundus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Aenictus rotundatus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: Aenictus furibundus
Arnold, 1959

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Specimen Labels

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Aenictus rotundatus.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • furibundus. Aenictus furibundus Arnold, 1959: 335, figs. 20, 20a,b (w.) ZIMBABWE.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “a large colony of some thousands of individuals”).
    • Type-locality: Zimbabwe (“Southern Rhodesia”): Cashel (G. Arnold).
    • Type-depositories: BMNH, SAMC.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 59.
    • Junior synonym of rotundatus: Gomez, 2022: 73.
    • Distribution: Zimbabwe.