The Ants of Africa
Genus Myrmicaria
Myrmicaria consanguinea Santschi - new status

Myrmicaria consanguinea Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Myrmicaria eumenoides st. congolensis, var. consanguinea, nov., Santschi, 1914b: 115; Myrmicaria fusca Stitz v. consanguinea n. var., Santschi, 1925c: 166, worker & queen) from Kenya, Likoni, Alluaud & Jeannel - see below
junior synonyms (here)
nigerrima (Myrmicaria nigerrima, Arnold, 1916: 270, illustrated, worker; Myrmicaria fusca Stitz stirps nigerrima Arnold, Santschi, 1925c: 167, male) from Zimbabwe, Matopo Hill, G Arnold - see below
laevifrons (Myrmicaria fusca Stitz st. nigerrima Arnold v. laevifrons n. var., Santschi, 1925c: 167, worker) from Mozambique, Amatonga Forest, Arnold - see below
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{Myrmicaria fusca nigerrima}Santschi's (1914b) description of is at {original description}. Arnold's (1916) description of nigerrima is at {original description}. Santschi's (1925c) description, with consanguinea and laevifrons, is at {original description}.

Probably purely from eastern Africa.


{Myrmicaria consanguinea}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0913402.

laevifrons is identical to consanguinea (the latter type is damaged) and both are notably larger than nigerrima. All three are the same dark colour. Separate species Myrmicaria


{Myrmicaria laevifrons}The photomontage of the laevifrons type is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0913043.



{Myrmicaria nigerrima}The photomontage of the nigerrima type is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0900508.

Santschi (1925c) noted this as more truly (franchement) black and with sharper rugae on the genae.

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