Aenictus fuscovarius magrettii

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Aenictus fuscovarius magrettii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. fuscovarius
Subspecies: A. fuscovarius magrettii
Trinomial name
Aenictus fuscovarius magrettii
Emery, 1892



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Sudan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Known only from the male caste.


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

  • magrettii. Aenictus magrettii Emery, 1892a: 110, figs. a, b (m.) SOMALIA (date of publication 27.i.1892).
    • Type-material: holotype(?) male.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Somalia: Errer-es-Saghir, 25.viii. (L. Bricchetti Robecchi).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • [Also described as new by Emery, 1892d: 569, pl. 15, figs. 13, 14 (m.) SUDAN (date of publication 13.iv.1892).]
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 8; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 752.
    • Subspecies of fuscovarius: Emery, 1895j: 747; Mayr, 1904b: 2; Mayr, 1907a: 387; Emery, 1910b: 31; Santschi, 1910g: 756; Santschi, 1914b: 67; Viehmeyer, 1923: 85; Bolton, 1995b: 60; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 201; Madl, 2019: 13.
    • Distribution: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Senegal (Gorée I.), Somalia, Sudan.



  • Emery, C. 1892f [1891]. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d'Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et août 1886. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 60: 553-574 (page 569, pl. 15, figs. 13, 14 male described)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 747, subspecies of fuscovarius)