Odontomachus assiniensis

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Odontomachus assiniensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. assiniensis
Binomial name
Odontomachus assiniensis
Emery, 1892

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Benin, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Guinea, Ivory Coast (type locality), Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia.

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Nomenclature

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

  • assiniensis. Odontomachus assiniensis Emery, 1892d: 558 (w.) IVORY COAST. Santschi, 1910c: 350 (q.); Forel, 1913e: 666 (q.m.); Santschi, 1914b: 57 (m.). Senior synonym of intermedius: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 793; Brown, 1976a: 102; of aterrimus, caffrorum, fauconneti, flavescens, furvior, fuscus Stitz, 1916, tropicalis: Brown, 1976a: 102. See also: Brown, 1976a: 128.
  • fauconneti. Odontomachus assiniensis subsp. fauconneti Forel, 1910a: 27 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of assiniensis: Brown, 1976a: 102.
  • intermedius. Odontomachus intermedius Stitz, 1911b: 378 (w.) TANZANIA. Subspecies of assiniensis: Santschi, 1914e: 14. Junior synonym of assiniensis: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 793; Brown, 1976a: 102.
  • caffrorum. Odontomachus assiniensis st. caffrorum Santschi, 1914e: 14 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of assiniensis: Brown, 1976a: 102.
  • fuscus. Odontomachus assiniensis var. fuscus Stitz, 1916: 372 (w.q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of assiniensis: Brown, 1976a: 102.
  • aterrimus. Odontomachus assiniensis var. aterrimus Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 102 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of assiniensis: Brown, 1976a: 102.
  • furvior. Odontomachus assiniensis var. furvior Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 101 (w.q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of assiniensis: Brown, 1976a: 102.
  • tropicalis. Odontomachus assiniensis var. tropicalis Menozzi, 1922a: 352 (w.q.m.) PRINCIPE I. Junior synonym of assiniensis: Brown, 1976a: 102.
  • flavescens. Odontomachus assiniensis subsp. flavescens Bernard, 1953b: 215 (w.q.) GUINEA. Junior synonym of assiniensis: Brown, 1976a: 102.

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References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1976c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section A. Introduction, subtribal characters. Genus Odontomachus. Stud. Entomol. 19: 67-171 (page 102, Senior synonym of intermedius, Senior synonym of aterrimus, caffrorum, tropicalis; page 128)
  • Emery, C. 1892f [1891]. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d'Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et août 1886. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 60: 553-574 (page 558, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1913f. Quelques fourmis des Indes, du Japon et d'Afrique. Rev. Suisse Zool. 21: 659-673 (page 666, queen, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1910c [1909]. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 78: 349-400 (page 350, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1914b. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale, 1911-1912. Résultats scientifiques. Insectes Hyménoptères. II. Formicidae. Paris: Libr. A. Schulz, pp. 41-148. (page 57, male 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 793, Senior synonym of intermedius)