by Baroni Urbani (1977c: 465), with good
illustrations of the full length dorsal view (Fig. 30) and alitrunk and
pedicel profile (Fig. 27). His description is at .
WORKER - TL 1.1-1.2 mm, HL 0.25-0.26, HW 0.18-0.19, SL 0.10-0.13, PW
Distinguished by the ovoid shape of all major body sections when viewed
from above. The anterior clypeal margin is similarly ovoid and
overhangs the anterior border of the head. The petiole and postpetiole
both have pronounced ventral processes. Colour variable from testaceous
to brownish. Short palish pilosity covers the whole body, longer in the
The holotype and five other workers found at Mampong, Ghana,
and were collected by Berlese funnel sampling on four dates in 1970
(P.M. Room). Clearly, this was the species listed as Leptanilla species
A110 in soil and leaf litter under cocoa at the Mampong Cemetery farm
by Room (1971).
Belshaw & Bolton (1994b) found 30 workers in a
sample, from a small patch of primary forest at Bunso. Erroneously
described by them as the sole Afrotropical representative of the genus.