Myrmicaria fusca

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Myrmicaria fusca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Myrmicaria
Species: M. fusca
Binomial name
Myrmicaria fusca
Stitz, 1911

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -8.58777° to -28.44007°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Mozambique, South Africa.

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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Holotype of Myrmicaria nigerrimaWorker. Specimen code casent0900508. Photographer Ryan Perry, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMUK, London, UK.
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Syntype of Myrmicaria fusca consanguineaWorker. Specimen code casent0913042. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.
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Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Myrmicaria fusca nigerrima laevifronsWorker. Specimen code casent0913043. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


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

  • fusca. Myrmicaria eumenoides var. fusca Stitz, 1911b: 385 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Subspecies of natalensis: Emery, 1922e: 123. Raised to species: Santschi, 1925c: 166. Current subspecies: nominal plus consanguinea, nigerrima.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. 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. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004