The Ants of Africa
Genus Leptogenys
Leptogenys new species Senegal

Leptogenys new species Senegal

return to key Type location Senegal

TL ca 3.7 mm; HL 0.72 HW 0.6, SL 0.67 EL 0.11, PW 0.44; CI 85, SI 114.

Keys to Leptogenys elegans but that has TL 4.50-4.90 mm, HL 0.96-1.02, HW 0.68-0.72, SL 0.89-0.94, PW 0.58-0.62; and is black, extremities yellow-brown, shiny. The dense covering of semi-decumbent pilosity, specially on the scapes, plus the general shape has similarities with Leptogenys occidentalis. That, however, is larger, TL 4.5-4.6 mm, and near black, with a relatively thick alitrunk when viewed from above.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Leptogenys new species
B Taylor det.

B Ndiaye

1309'40" N
1206'46" W
Niakafiri 5-VIII-09 St 6
213 m; Soudanian savannah, hand collection


{Leptogenys nsp Senegal}The photomontage is of a worker from Senegal, Tambacounda, Niakafiri;  collector B Ndiaye

2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.