Aenictus humeralis

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Aenictus humeralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. humeralis
Binomial name
Aenictus humeralis
Santschi, 1910

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Senegal, Sudan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




Known only from the male caste.


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

  • humeralis. Aenictus humeralis Santschi, 1910g: 752, fig. 9 (m.) MALI.
    • Type-material: syntype males (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Mali: Moyen Niger, Bamako, 1900 (A. Chevalier).
    • Type-depositories: MNHN, NHMB.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 753; Santschi, 1930a: 56; Bolton, 1995b: 59.
    • Distribution: Mali.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus chevalieri, viridans.



  • Santschi, F. 1910g. Nouveaux dorylines africains. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 737-759 (page 752, fig. 9 male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Baroni Urbani C. 1977. Katalog der Typen von Formicidae (Hymenoptera) der Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Basel (2. Teil). Mitt. Entomol. Ges. Basel (n.s.) 27: 61-102.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004