The Ants of Africa
Genus Cataulacus
Cataulacus jeanneli Santschi

Cataulacus jeanneli Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Kenya (Cataulacus jeanneli n. sp., Santschi, 1914b: 108, illustrated, worker) from Gazi, coastal area, xi.1911, collectors Alluaud & Jeannel - see below
junior synonyms
degener (Cataulacus pygmaeus stirps degener, Santschi, 1916b: 506, worker) from Angola (no location given by Santschi) - see
loveridgei (janneli var loveridgei, Santschi, 1926b: 244, worker) from Tanzania, Morogoro, A Loveridge, 22.xi.1917 - no images on Antweb (September 2014)
worker only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Cataulacus jeanneli}Santschi's (1914b) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1916b) description of degener is at {original description}. Santschi's (1926b) description of loveridgei is at {original description}.

WORKER - diagnosis as key, HW < 0.80.

Also listed by Bolton (Cataulacus jeanneli Santschi, sp. rev., 1982: 358, not illustrated, and not described) as known from Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroun, and East and South Africa. Separated from Cataulacus brevisetosus as being smaller, HW < 0.80. Bolton's (1974a: 31) description of the latter included jeanneli specimens.

Both the males shown below have the strong longitudinal rugae on the pedicel segments shown by Santschi.

Cataulacus jeanneliThe photomontage of the type worker is collated from,

Oxford University Museum specimens

Cataulacus jeanneli
B Taylor det.
G McGavin
tree 2-18

402.37' S
3749.34' E
pkd collection from Combretum molle

{Cataulacus jeanneli}The photomontage is of a male from Tanzania, Mkomazi; collector G C McGavin (Tree 2/18)

Cataulacus jeanneliThe photomontage is collated from, where it appears as Cataulacus lujae; but it clearly matches the type description by Santschi for jeanneli

2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.