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Distribution path and Subregions of Nigeria (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Nigeria
Taxonomy for Formicidae (Ants) in Nigeria
Class
Nigeria
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 325 families, 3446 genera, 10179 species
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Subclass
Nigeria
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 321 families, 3440 genera, 10173 species
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Infraclass
Nigeria
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 309 families, 3354 genera, 9881 species
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Superorder
Nigeria
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 214 families, 2709 genera, 8579 species
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Order
Nigeria
Hymenoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Wasps) - Systematics
 40 families, 333 genera, 812 species
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Suborder
Nigeria
Apocrita (Gerstaecker, 1867) (True wasps)
 38 families, 330 genera, 804 species
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Infraorder
Nigeria
Aculeata (Latreille, 1802) (Stinging wasps)
 17 families, 170 genera, 498 species
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Superfamily
Nigeria
Formicoidea (Latreille, 1802) (Ants)
 1 family, 48 genera, 152 species
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Family
Nigeria
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) (Ants) - Systematics
 48 genera, 152 species
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Genera1.482    worldwide
Species51.761    worldwide
Common namesAnts
German namesAmeisen
Dutch namesMieren
Danish namesMyrerne, Myrer
Finnish namesMuurahaiset
Norwegian namesMaur
Swedish namesMyror
Spanish namesHormigas
Italian namesFormiche
French namesFourmis
AuthorLatreille, 1809
Distribution
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Continents:

Eurasia
America
Africa
Oceania


Ecozones:

Palaearctic
Nearctic
Afrotropical
Neotropical
Indo-Australian region


Fossils:

Cenozoic
Paleozoic
Mesozoic


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean


Countries
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Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesFormicidae in bie.ala.org.au
Formicidae in insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu
Formicidae in antcat.org
Formicidae in antwiki.org
Formicidae in darwinfoundation.org
Formicidae in faunaeur.org
Formicidae in itis.gov
Formicidae in antweb.org
Formicidae in dyntaxa.se
Formicidae in Wikipedia (English)

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Species overview - Checklist for Formicidae in Nigeria
Species with ANext  
Aenictus asantei (Campione, Novak & Gotwald, 1983)Info
Aenictus decolor (Mayr, 1879)Info
Anochetus katonae (Forel, 1907)Info
Anoplolepis tenella (Santschi, 1911)Info
Asphinctopone silvestrii (Santschi, 1914)Info
Atopomyrmex mocquerysi (André, 1889)Info
Axinidris kinoin (Shattuck, 1991)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Baracidris meketra (Bolton, 1981)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Calyptomyrmex barak (Bolton, 1981)Info
Calyptomyrmex nummuliticus (Santschi, 1914)Info
Camponotus acvapimensis (Mayr, 1862)Info
Camponotus foraminosus (Forel, 1879)Info
Camponotus foraminosus deductus (Santschi, 1915)Info
Camponotus haereticus (Santschi, 1914)Info
Camponotus perrisii (Forel, 1886)Info
Camponotus perrisii nigeriensis (Santschi, 1914)Info
Camponotus thraso (Forel, 1893)Info
Cardiocondyla emeryi (Forel, 1881)Info
Cardiocondyla shuckardi (Forel, 1891)Info
Cardiocondyla yoruba (Rigato, 2002)Info
Cardiocondyla zoserka (Bolton, 1982)Info
Cataulacus boltoni (Snelling, 1979)Info
Cataulacus brevisetosus (Forel, 1901)Info
Cataulacus egenus (Santschi, 1911)Info
Cataulacus guineensis (Smith, 1853)Info
Cataulacus mocquerysi (André, 1889)Info
Cataulacus moloch (Bolton, 1982)Info
Cataulacus taylori (Bolton, 1982)Info
Cataulacus vorticus (Bolton, 1974)Info
Cerapachys nitidulus (Brown, 1975)Info
Crematogaster africana (Mayr, 1895)Info
Crematogaster africana alligatrix (Forel, 1911)Info
Crematogaster batesi (Forel, 1911)Info
Crematogaster brunneipennis (André, 1890)Info
Crematogaster brunneipennis infraspecies ()Info
Crematogaster brunneipennis yorubosa (Santschi, 1933)Info
Crematogaster kneri (Mayr, 1862)Info
Crematogaster kneri pronotalis (Santschi, 1914)Info
Crematogaster nigeriensis (Santschi, 1914)Info
Crematogaster stigmata (Santschi, 1914)Info
Crematogaster zavattarii (Menozzi, 1926)Info
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Decamorium uelense (Santschi, 1923)Info
Dorylus atratus (Smith, F., 1859)Info
Dorylus emeryi (Mayr, 1896)Info
Dorylus fimbriatus (Shuckard, 1840)Info
Dorylus nigricans (Illiger, 1802)Info
Dorylus savagei (Emery, 1895)Info
Dorylus savagei mucronatus (Emery, 1899)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Euponera brunoi (Forel, 1913)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hypoponera angustata (Santschi, 1914)Info
Hypoponera coeca (Santschi, 1914)Info
Hypoponera dulcis (Forel, 1907)Info
Hypoponera inaudax (Santschi, 1919)Info
Hypoponera lepida (Bolton & Fisher, 2011)Info
Hypoponera punctatissima (Roger, 1859)Info
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Leptanilla africana (Baroni Urbani, 1977)Info
Leptogenys elegans (Bolton, 1975)Info
Leptogenys khaura (Bolton, 1975)Info
Leptogenys stygia (Bolton, 1975)Info
Loboponera politula (Bolton & Brown, 2002)Info
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Meranoplus inermis (Emery, 1895)Info
Messor galla (Mayr, 1904)Info
Messor regalis (Emery, 1892)Info
Monomorium bicolor -> Monomorium hirsutumInfo
Monomorium cryptobium (Santschi, 1921)Info
Monomorium dakarense (Santschi, 1914)Info
Monomorium egens (Forel, 1910)Info
Monomorium exiguum (Forel, 1894)Info
Monomorium floricola (Jerdon, 1851)Flower antInfo
Monomorium hirsutum (Forel, 1910)Info
Monomorium invidium (Bolton, 1987)Info
Monomorium pharaonis (Linnaeus, 1758)Pharaoh antInfo
Monomorium rosae (Santschi, 1920)Info
Monomorium vaguum (Santschi, 1930)Info
Myrmicaria opaciventris (Emery, 1893)Info
Myrmicaria striata (Stitz, 1911)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nesomyrmex angulatus (Mayr, 1862)Info
Nylanderia boltoni (Lapolla & Fisher, 2011)Info
Nylanderia lepida (Santschi, 1915)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Oecophylla longinoda (Latreille, 1802)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Paraparatrechina albipes (Emery, 1899)Info
Paraparatrechina gnoma (Lapolla & Cheng, 2010)Info
Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille, 1802)Longhorn crazy antInfo
Phasmomyrmex aberrans (Mayr, 1895)Info
Pheidole guineensis (Fabricius, 1793)Info
Pheidole minima (Mayr, 1901)Info
Pheidole minima catella (Santschi, 1914)Info
Pheidole nigeriensis (Santschi, 1914)Info
Pheidole rugaticeps (Emery, 1877)Info
Pheidole semidea (Fischer, Garcia & Peters, 2012)Info
Platythyrea conradti (Emery, 1899)Info
Platythyrea modesta (Emery, 1899)Info
Plectroctena macgeei (Bolton, 1974)Info
Plectroctena minor (Emery, 1892)Info
Polyrhachis decemdentata (André, 1889)Info
Polyrhachis laboriosa (Smith, F., 1858)Info
Polyrhachis militaris (Fabricius, 1782)Info
Polyrhachis monista (Santschi, 1910)Info
Polyrhachis otleti (Forel, 1916)Info
Polyrhachis phidias (Forel, 1910)Info
Polyrhachis schistacea (Gerstäcker, 1859)Info
Polyrhachis viscosa (Smith, F., 1858)Info
Pristomyrmex orbiceps (Santschi, 1914)Info
Probolomyrmex guineensis (Taylor, 1965)Info
Psalidomyrmex foveolatus (André, 1890)Info
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Rhoptromyrmex critchleyi (Bolton, 1976)Info
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Simopone conradti (Emery, 1899)Info
Sphinctomyrmex rufiventris (Santschi, 1915)Info
Strumigenys cacaoensis (Bolton, 1971)Info
Strumigenys hastyla (Bolton, 1983)Info
Strumigenys laticeps (Brown, 1962)Info
Strumigenys ludovici (Forel, 1904)Info
Strumigenys lujae (Forel, 1902)Info
Strumigenys malaplax (Bolton, 1983)Info
Strumigenys maynei (Forel, 1916)Info
Strumigenys pallestes (Bolton, 1971)Info
Strumigenys petiolata (Bernard, 1953)Info
Strumigenys rogeri (Emery, 1890)Info
Strumigenys rufobrunea (Santschi, 1914)Info
Strumigenys simoni (Emery, 1895)Info
Syllophopsis cryptobia -> Monomorium cryptobiumInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Technomyrmex andrei (Emery, 1899)Info
Technomyrmex moerens (Santschi, 1913)Info
Technomyrmex nigriventris (Santschi, 1910)Info
Technomyrmex parviflavus (Bolton, 2007)Info
Terataner elegans (Bernard, 1953)Info
Terataner piceus (Menozzi, 1942)Info
Tetramorium angulinode (Santschi, 1910)Info
Tetramorium asetyum (Bolton, 1980)Info
Tetramorium ataxium (Bolton, 1980)Info
Tetramorium belgaense (Forel, 1902)Info
Tetramorium bellicosum (Bolton, 1980)Info
Tetramorium bicarinatum (Nylander, 1846)Guinea antInfo
Tetramorium caldarium (Roger, 1857)Info
Tetramorium critchleyi (Bolton, 1976)Info
Tetramorium dysderke (Bolton, 1980)Info
Tetramorium granulatum (Bolton, 1980)Info
Tetramorium guineense -> Tetramorium bicarinatumInfo
Tetramorium khyarum (Bolton, 1980)Info
Tetramorium lucayanum (Wheeler, W.m., 1905)Info
Tetramorium raptor (Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014)Info
Tetramorium simillimum (Smith, F., 1851)Info
Tetramorium uelense (Santschi, 1923)Info
Tetraponera aethiops (Smith, F., 1877)Info
Tetraponera anthracina (Santschi, 1910)Info
Tetraponera mocquerysi lepida (Wheeler, 1922)Info
Tetraponera ophthalmica (Emery, 1912)Info
Tetraponera triangularis (Stitz, 1910)Info
Tetraponera triangularis illota (Santschi, 1914)Info
Trichomyrmex abyssinicus (Forel, 1894)Info
Trichomyrmex oscaris (Forel, 1894)Info
Species with XBack  Top
Xymmer muticus (Santschi, 1914)Info
152 Species in Formicidae for Nigeria listed
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderHymenoptera
Wasps, Bees, Ants, Sawflies, Ants and wasps
SuborderApocrita
True wasps, Bees, Ants, Narrow-waisted hymenopterans, Parasitic wasps, Wasps
InfraorderAculeata
Stinging wasps
SuperfamilyFormicoidea
Ants
FamilyFormicidae
Ants
AuthorLatreille, 1809

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