Seychelles

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Seychelles
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Location
Region Africa
Subregion Eastern Africa
BioRegion Malagasy Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 7
Genera 35
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 81
Endemic Species 16
% Endemic Species 19.8%
Introduced Species 2

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Somalia. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of Somali ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Somali Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Anochetus

Anoplolepis

Brachymyrmex

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Carebara

Crematogaster

Hypoponera

Leptogenys

Mesoponera

Monomorium

Myrmecina

Nesomyrmex

Nylanderia

Odontomachus

Ooceraea

Paraparatrechina

Paratrechina

Pheidole

Plagiolepis

Platythyrea

Ponera

Prenolepis

Prionopelta

Solenopsis

Stigmatomma

Strumigenys

Syllophopsis

Tapinoma

Technomyrmex

Terataner

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Trichomyrmex

Vollenhovia

REFERENCES

  • [1] Dorow, W.H.O. 1996a. Review and bibliography of the ants of the Seychelles. Journal of African Zoology 110 (2): 73-96.
  • Mühlenberg, M.; Leipold, D.; Mader, H. J.; Steinhauer, B. 1977. Island ecology of arthropods. II. Niches and relative abundances of Seychelles ants (Formicidae) in different habitats. Oecologia (Berlin) 29:135-144.