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Subfamily: Aenictogitoninae   Ashmead, 1905 

Classification:

Current Valid Name:

dorylinae

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

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

Taxonomic history

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.


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