Botswana

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Botswana
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Location
Region Africa
Subregion Southern Africa
BioRegion Afrotropical Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 6
Genera 27
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 81
Endemic Species 11
% Endemic Species 13.6%
Introduced Species 0

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Botswana. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of Botswana ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Botswana Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Anoplolepis

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Crematogaster

Dorylus

Hypoponera

Lepisiota

Leptogenys

Meranoplus

Mesoponera

Messor

Monomorium

Myrmicaria

Nesomyrmex

Ocymyrmex

Pheidole

Plagiolepis

Platythyrea

Plectroctena

Strumigenys


Tapinolepis

Tapinoma

Technomyrmex

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Trichomyrmex

Fossils known from Botswana

Epoch Formation Locality Species
Late Cretaceous Orapa Fossil Afromyrma petrosa
Late Cretaceous Orapa Fossil Afropone oculata
Late Cretaceous Orapa Fossil Afropone orapa
Late Cretaceous Orapa Fossil Orapia minor
Late Cretaceous Orapa Fossil Orapia rayneri