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Santschiella kohli casent0004701 profile 1.jpg
S. kohli worker from Gabon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Gesomyrmecini
Genus: Santschiella
Forel, 1916
Species: S. kohli
Binomial name
Santschiella kohli
Forel, 1916
Type species
Santschiella kohli

Santschiella is an Afrotropical genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae.[1] It contains the single species Santschiella kohli, described by Forel in 1916 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The genus is known only from workers, measuring about 3 mm in length and with large eyes.[2] Forel (1917) placed Santschiella in its own tribe, Santschiellini, where it remain until Bolton (2003) moved it to Gesomyrmecini.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Genus: Santschiella". AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Forel, A. (1916). "Fourmis du Congo et d'autres provenances récoltées par MM. Hermann Kohl, Luja, Mayné, etc.". Revue Suisse de Zoologie (in French). 24 (5): 397–460. 
  3. ^ Forel, A. (1917). "Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis.". Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles (in French). 51: 229–253. 
  4. ^ Bolton, B. (2003). "Synopsis and classification of Formicidae". Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 71: 370. ISBN 1-887988-15-7. 

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