The Ants of Africa
Genus Anochetus
Anochetus ghilianii (Spinola)

Anochetus ghilianii (Spinola) [for comparison]

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Spain (Morocco?) (Odontomachus Ghilianii, Spinola, 1851b; 55, worker; also described Spinola, 1853: 71, 4 workers) from Andalucaa, coll. M Ghiliani
junior synonym cameroni (Anochetus Cameroni n. sp., Forel, 1915c: 352, worker; synonymy by Brown, 1964d: 215) from Brazil.
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995). Note - why Bolton, 1995: 64, has the type location as "Morocco" is unclear, Spinola, 1853: 71, gave it as from Andalusie, Spain, 1842; which is as given by Mayr (1861: 53). Smith (1858b: 79) who had "Hab. Brazil (Para)", presumably because the title of the Spinola paper (1853 but seemingly identical to his 1851b paper) concerned collections by M Ghiliani in Para .

Spinola's (1853) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1915c) description of cameroni is at {original description}. Brown's (1978) notes, under the ghilianii complex, are is at {original description}.

{Anochetus ghilianii cameroni} The photomontage is of the type worker of cameroni; collated from

{Anochetus ghilianii}WORKER Photomontage derived from

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