Aenictus rixator

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Aenictus rixator
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. rixator
Binomial name
Aenictus rixator
Forel, 1901

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • rixator. Aenictus rixator Forel, in Emery, 1901d: 48 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: holotype(?) worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Natal (R. Wroughton).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 31; Arnold, 1915: 137; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 754; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Distribution: South Africa.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1901d. Note sulle Doriline. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 33: 43-56 (page 48, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.