Temnothorax anacanthus

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Temnothorax anacanthus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. anacanthus
Binomial name
Temnothorax anacanthus
(Santschi, 1912)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Morocco (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • inermis. Leptothorax hesperius st. inermis Santschi, 1909b: 468, fig. 2 (w.q.) MOROCCO. [Junior primary homonym of inermis Forel, above.] Replacement name: anacanthus Santschi, 1912c: 149.
  • anacanthus. Leptothorax hesperius st. anacanthus Santschi, 1912c: 149. Replacement name for inermis Santschi, 1909b: 468. [Junior primary homonym of inermis Forel, 1902c: 229.] Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Cagniant & Espadaler, 1997: 281 (m.). Raised to species: Santschi, 1931a: 6. Current subspecies: nominal plus maximus.



  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Cagniant, H.; Espadaler, X. 1997. Les Leptothorax, Epimyrma et Chalepoxenus du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Clé et catalogue des espèces. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (n.s.) 33: 259-284 (page 281, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1909c. Leptothorax rottenbergi et espèces voisines. Rev. Suisse Zool. 17: 459-482 (page 468, [Junior primary homonym of inermis Forel, 1902c: 229.]


  • Santschi, F. 1912c. Quelques nouvelles variétés de fourmis africaines. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 3: 147-149 (page 149, Replacement name for inermis)
  • Santschi, F. 1931a. Inventa entomologica itineris Hispanici et Maroccani, quod a. 1926 fecerunt Harald et Håkan Lindberg. Fourmis du Bassin Méditerranéen occidental et du Maroc récoltées par MM. Lindberg. Comment. Biol. 3(1 14: 1-13 (page 6, Raised to species)