Aphaenogaster pallescens

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Aphaenogaster pallescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species group: uncertain
Species: A. pallescens
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster pallescens
Walker, 1871

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain (Schifani et al., 2022).



Distribution based on type material

Egypt (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.




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

  • pallescens. Aphaenogaster pallescens Walker, 1871: 11 (q.) EGYPT.
    • Type-material: holotype queen.
    • Type-locality: Egypt: Cairo (J.K. Lord).
    • Type-depository: unknown (no material known to exist).
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 103; Borowiec, L. 2014: 15.
    • Unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Myrmicinae: Emery, 1915d: 69;
    • unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Aphaenogaster: Bolton, 1995b: 71.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 71, catalogue)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.