Sphinctomyrmex chariensis Santschi
Type location Chad (Sphinctomyrmex
rufiventris stirps chariensis, n. stirps, Santschi, 1915c:
245, male; raised to species by Brown, 1975); male only. Collected from
Moyen-Chari, Fort Archambault - modern name Sarh
(and not Central African Republic given in Bolton, 1995; if
latitude and longitude in Wheeler, 1922, are correct); by Dr Decorse,
1904, 2 males .
(1915c) description is at . My translation is: MALE, TL 4.5 mm;
colour, head and thorax brown black, rest yellow brown. Pilosity as
type (rufiventris) main difference being the more regular
posterior convexity of the head. Ocelli smaller and separated by their
own diameter (separation less in the type). Second segment of funiculus
more than twice as long as wide; following segments two and a half
times as long. Sides of propodeum puncturate like the rest, but with
several longitudinal striae near the edge of the declivity, that has
similar transverse fine striae. Petiole node, less regularly rounded
dorsally, with a feebly concave dorsum. Discoidal fringe brown.
Santschi (1930a: 50) gave a fresh description, with
illustrations, as Aethiopone rufiventris Sants. v. chariensis,
this is at . The fresh specimens
were from Mali (Soudan français), Senenkou, 250 km. in the
Koulouba Valley, collector Andrieu. 3 males captured at a light.