Aphaenogaster sardoa

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Aphaenogaster sardoa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. sardoa
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster sardoa
Mayr, 1853

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Palaearctic Region: Algeria, Italy (type locality), Morocco.

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • sardoa. Aphaenogaster sardous Mayr, 1853b: 107 (w) ITALY. André, 1883b: 369 (q.); Santschi, 1911i: 284 (m.). Senior synonym of longispina: Finzi, 1930a: 156. See also: Baroni Urbani,1971c: 41. Current subspecies: nominal plus anoemica.
  • longispina. Aphaenogaster sardoa var. longispina Wolf, 1915: 42, fig. 4 (w.) ALGERIA. Junior synonym of sardoa: Finzi, 1930a: 156.



  • 2n = 34 (Tunisia) (Hauschteck-Jungen & Jungen, 1983).


  • André, E. 1883b. Les fourmis. [concl.]. Pp. 345-404 in: André, Edm. 1881-1886. Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie. Tome Deuxième. Beaune: Edmond André, 919 + 48 pp. (page 369, queen described)
  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971c. Catalogo delle specie di Formicidae d'Italia (Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia X). Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 50: 5-287 (page 41, see also)
  • Finzi, B. 1930a. Contributo allo studio degli Aphaenogaster paleartici (Formicidae-Myrmicinae). Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 62: 151-156 (page 156, senior synonym of longispinosa)
  • Mayr, G. 1853c. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Ameisen. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ver. Wien 3: 101-114 (page 107, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1911i. Formicides de diverses provenances. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 55: 278-287 (page 284, male described)