Leptogenys camerunensis

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Leptogenys camerunensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. camerunensis
Binomial name
Leptogenys camerunensis
Stitz, 1910

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Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

  • camerunensis. Leptogenys camerunensis Stitz, 1910: 130 (w.) CAMEROUN. Subspecies of stuhlmanni: Forel, 1916: 399; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 787. Revived status as species and material of the unavailable names angusticeps, opalescens referred here: Bolton, 1975a: 256.



  • Bolton, B. 1975a. A revision of the ant genus Leptogenys Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian region with a review of the Malagasy species. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 31: 235-305 (page 256, Revived status as species, and material of the unavailable names angusticeps and opalescens referred here:)
  • Forel, A. 1916. Fourmis du Congo et d'autres provenances récoltées par MM. Hermann Kohl, Luja, Mayné, etc. Rev. Suisse Zool. 24: 397-460 (page 399, Race/subspecies of stuhlmanni)
  • Stitz, H. 1910. Westafrikanische Ameisen. I. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 5: 125-151 (page 130, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 787, Race/subspecies of stuhlmanni)