The Ants of Africa
Genus Oligomyrmex
Oligomyrmex (Aneleus) perpusillus (Emery)

Oligomyrmex (Aneleus) perpusillus (Emery)

Major - return to key Minor - return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Pheidologeton perpusillum, n. sp.,Emery, 1895h: 26, illustrated, major & minor; in Aneleus by Santschi, 1914b: 77; in Oligomyrmex by Ettershank, 1966: 124) - see below
subspecies
arnoldianus (Pheidologeton perpusillum Em. r. Arnoldi, n. stirps, Forel, 1914d: 242, minor; Arnold, 1926: 255, major; Arnold, 1926: 238, queen; replacement name arnoldianus, Ettershank, 1966: 123) from Zimbabwe - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0908820
condecens (Aneleus perpusillus Em. stirps condecens, nov., Santschi, 1914b: 77, major & worker) from Tanzania, Kilimanjaro, New Moshi, iv.1912, & Kenya, Likoni and Cheteni - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0913515
spinosus (Pheidologeton (Aneleus) perpusillus Emery subsp. spinosus n. subsp., Forel, 1907a: 17, major) from Tanzania, Kibosho, Katona - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0908885
queen, soldier and worker described (see Bolton, 1995).
NOTE the specimens described as Oligomyrmex arnoldi by Forel (1913a: 123) were combined in Carebara, as C. arnoldi, by Santschi (1914d: 363) .


{Oligomyrmex perpusillus}Emery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1907a) description of spinosus is at {original description}. Santschi's (1914b) description of condecens is at {original description}. Forel's (1914d) description of arnoldianus is at {original description}.


{Oligomyrmex perpusillus}Arnold (1916: 254) gave a translation and description of the "arnoldi" soldier, this is at {original description}. Arnold (1926: 238) described the "arnoldi" queen, this is at {original description}.


{Oligomyrmex perpusillus major}The photomontage of the type major is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904661


{Oligomyrmex perpusillus minor}The photomontage of the type collection minor is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904662


Oxford University Museum specimens

Oligomyrmex (Aneleus) perpusillus
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
V Grebennikov


09-11.x.2002
Usambara Mts
505' S
3838' E
Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, 2200 m
1
{album}

{Oligomiyrmex ? perpusillus}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Usambara Mts, Tanzania; Zigi Lodge, Amani NR; collector Vasily Grebennikov.

This appears to match the description given for spinosus, which is from the same geographical area.  Clearly it is similar to the type form minor but differs, such as in the head shape. Similarly, it appears near identical to the minor of condecens (see link above).

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