The Ants of Africa
Genus Anochetus
Anochetus obscuratus Santschi

Anochetus obscuratus Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Tanzania (Anochetus madagascariensis For. var. obscurata nov., Santschi, 1911c: 351, worker & queen; raised to species by Santschi, 1923e: 265) Kilimanjaro, Kibosho, Ch Alluaud - see below
junior synonyms
schoutedeni (Anochetus Schoutedeni n. sp., Santschi, 1923e: 264, worker) from Zaïre, Kasai, Dumbi, 5.x.1921, Dr Schouteden - see below
ustus (Anochetus Schoutedeni Sants. v. ustus n. var., Santschi, 1923e: 265, worker; revised by Brown, 1978c: 558, illustrated) from Zaïre, Kasai, Makumbi, 17.x.1921, Dr Schouteden - no images on Antweb (September 2014)
worker and queen described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Anochetus obscuratus}Santschi's (1911c) brief description is at {original description}. His (1923e) fuller description is at {original description}. His (1923e) full description of schoutedeni and of ustus is at {original description}. Brown's (1978c) illustrated description is at {original description}.

Bernard (1952) recorded it (as schoutedeni) from Guinea; 3 workers, "Nimba, Lamotte"; 1 worker, N'Zo; 1 worker; station T 91 Gouéla A 2; noting that the specimens were a little more striated than the type, perhaps closer to the variety ustus. The locations (at least N'Zo) were from the eastern, drier, forest.

{Anochetus obscuratus}The photomontage of the schoutedeni type is collated from
The damaged obscurata type can be seen at - 

{Anochetus obscuratus}The photomontage is collated from
Collection Information: Collection codes: SAM-HYM-C009619; Locality: Tanzania: Mkomazi Game Reserve; Mkomazi Game Reserve, Kinondo forest; 03°55'00"S 037°46'00"E; Date: 10 May 1996; Collected by: H.G.Robertson; Habitat: forest: montane
A queen can be seen at specimen from the South African Museum -

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