Axinidris kinoin Shattuck

Snelling, R. R., 2007, A review of the arboreal Afrotropical ant genus Axinidris., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 551-579: 563

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21291

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scientific name

Axinidris kinoin Shattuck
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Axinidris kinoin Shattuck  HNS 

Axinidris kinoin Shattuck  HNS  , 1991: 115 - 116; figs. 20 - 22, 35 (w). NIGERIA, " specific locality not given, probably Gambari Experiment Station ) (B. Taylor) ” ( BMNH) examined  .

Worker diagnosis. Pronotum with erect hairs and scape with 1 or 2 short erect hairs; mesonotum without rugae; medial carina present; distance between spines less than PPW; head and body reddish brown.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 2). HW 0.75 - 0.76; HL 0.83 - 0.86; SL 0.68 - 0.69; EL 0.22; OVD 0.26 - 0.28; PNW n / a; PPW 0.37 - 0.38; WL 1.01. Indices. CI 88 - 91; CNI 128 - 131; OI 29; SI 91.

Worker description. The worker has been adequately described by Shattuck (1991).

Queen and male unknown.

DISCUSSION

This species remains known only from the two type specimens from an unspecified locality in Nigeria, but assumed to be the Gambari Experiment Station (Shattuck, 1991). It is most similar to A. denticulata  HNS  from which it differs as noted in the key.

BMNH

United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]