Acromyrmex hystrix ajax

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Acromyrmex hystrix ajax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. hystrix
Subspecies: A. hystrix ajax
Trinomial name
Acromyrmex hystrix ajax
(Forel, 1909)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (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.





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

  • ajax. Atta (Acromyrmex) emilii var. ajax Forel, 1909b: 58 (w.) Guinea.
    • [Note: type-locality in error; in text Forel states "probablement du Brésil".]
    • Subspecies of hystrix: Santschi, 1925a: 358; Santschi, 1939e: 319 (in key); Santschi, 1939f: 166 (in key); Kempf, 1972a: 12; Bolton, 1995b: 54.



  • Forel, A. 1909b. Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 53: 51-73 (page 58, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1925a. Revision du genre Acromyrmex Mayr. Rev. Suisse Zool. 31: 355-398 (page 358, variety of hystrix)