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Record of Amitermes (Blattodea, Termitidae) Species in Togo West Africa
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1  University of Lomé (Togo)
2  Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Academic Editor: Andjeljko Petrović


This study combined morphological traits with morphometric measurements to identify Amitermes species collected inside transects laid in three parks: Fosse aux Lions, Galangashie and Fazao Malfakassa. Samples were grouped by morphospecies and measurements of parts of the body (length/width of head, mandible, pronotum, gula and hind tibia) were done. Four Amitermes species were identified: Amitermes evuncifer, A. guineensis, A. spinifer and A. truncatidens. Among the four species, A. guineensis had the longest head (1,225±0,031mm) while Amitermes spinifer had the shortest (0,933±0,018mm) one.

Keywords: Termites systematic; morphometric measurements; Amitermes genera