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Subfamily: Aenictogitoninae

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

1 tribe, 1 genus, 7 species

Aenictogitonini Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 381. Type-genus: Aenictogiton. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Aenictogitoninae as tribe of Ponerinae: Brown, 1975 PDF}: 43 [Aenictogitini]; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 79 [Aenictogitini]; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 11 [Aenictogitini].
Aenictogitoninae as subfamily of Formicidae: Baroni Urbani, Bolton & Ward, 1992 PDF: 315; Bolton, 1994: 14; all subsequent authors.
Aenictogitoninae as dorylomorph subfamily of Formicidae: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 37, 150; Brady & Ward, 2005 PDF: 593.
Aenictogitoninae as formicoid dorylomorph subfamily of Formicidae: Brady, Schultz, et al. 2006: 18173; Ward, 2007C PDF: 555.
Tribe of Aenictogitoninae: Aenictogitonini.

Taxon Page Images:



This male Aenictogiton arrived at a mercury-vapor lamp at dusk in a western Ugandan forest. Kibale Forest, Uganda
Image © Alex Wild.

Overview:

The subfamily consists of a single genus,Aenictogiton,an enigmatic army ant genus known until recently only from males. It is found exclusively in tropical regions of Africa.

Taxonomic Notes:

Major recent phylogenies (e.g. Brady, Schultz et al. 2006) indicate a sister relationship to the monogeneric family Dorylinae.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-20 06:47:03 Zach Lieberman modified Overview
On 2013-08-20 06:42:53 Zach Lieberman modified Taxonomic Notes
On 2013-08-20 06:42:29 Zach Lieberman modified Taxonomic Notes
On 2013-08-20 06:39:06 Zach Lieberman modified Comments
On 2013-08-20 06:37:06 Zach Lieberman modified Images
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