Myrmicaria fumata

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Myrmicaria fumata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Myrmicaria
Species: M. fumata
Binomial name
Myrmicaria fumata
Santschi, 1916

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Gambia, Ivory Coast (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.



Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Myrmicaria nitida fumataWorker. Specimen code casent0915405. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MNHN, Paris, France.


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

  • brunnea. Myrmicaria nitida var. brunnea Santschi, 1915c: 254 (w.) IVORY COAST. [Junior primary homonym of brunnea Saunders, above.] Replacement name: fumata Santschi, 1916d: 242.
  • fumata. Myrmicaria nitida var. fumata Santschi, 1916d: 242. Replacement name for brunnea Santschi, 1915c: 254. [Junior primary homonym of brunnea Saunders, W.W. 1841: 57.] Raised to species: Santschi, 1925c: 160. Current subspecies: nominal plus linearis.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bernard F. 1953. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mémoires de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire 19: 165-270.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2018. Notes on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Gambia (Western Africa). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom Entomology 26: 1-13.
  • Santschi F. 1933. Contribution à l'étude des fourmis de l'Afrique tropicale. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 73: 95-108.