Gnamptogenys sinensis

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Gnamptogenys sinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Gnamptogenys
Species: G. sinensis
Binomial name
Gnamptogenys sinensis
Wu, J. & Xiao, 1987


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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This species is mentioned in Wu and Wang (1992, 1995).


Queen and male are unknown.


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

  • sinensis. Gnamptogenys sinensis Wu & Xiao, 1987: 303, figs. 1-3 (w.) CHINA. See also: Lattke, 2004: 224.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Lattke (2004) - Humeral angles forming distinct denticles. It was not possible to examine any specimens of this species. The description and figures in Wu and Xiao (1987) would place G. sinensis in the taivanensis group based on the shape of the petiole and the subpetiolar process and the small eyes.



Lattke (2004) - Metrics (n = 1): HL 1.57, HW 1.52, SL 1.59, ED 0.16 mm. CI 0.97, SI 1.05, OI 0.11. Taken from Wu and Xiao (1987).

Type Material

Lattke (2004) - Holotype: China, Hunan, Daoxian Chinese Academy of Forestry [Not examined]. The type series consists of 6 workers deposited in the insect collection of the Forest Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Forestry in Beijing. The specimens were collected in Daoxian County of Hunan Province.


  • Lattke, J. E. 2004. A Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ant Genus Gnamptogenys Roger in Southeast Asia and Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae). University of California Publications in Entomology 122: 1-266 (page 224, worker described)
  • Wu, J.; Xiao, G. 1987. A new species of the genus Gnamptogenys from China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sci. Silvae Sin. 23: 303-305 (page 303, figs. 1-3 worker described)