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Species: Aphaenogaster gibbosa   (Latreille, 1798) 

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Aphaenogaster gibbosa homonyma

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica gibbosa Latreille, 1798 PDF: 50 (w.m.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1908d PDF: 333 (q.).
Combination in Aphaenogaster: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 107; in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster): Emery, 1895d PDF: 303; in Aphaenogaster: Emery, 1908d PDF: 332; in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Menozzi, 1921 PDF: 26.
Revived status as species: Emery, 1908d PDF: 332.
Current subspecies: nominal plus A. g. homonyma.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Iran
    Europe: France, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Middle and South Europe


warm and arid habitats from 700 to 1400 m of altitude

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Aphaenogaster gibbosa   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 154, (download) 154 21820
Aphaenogaster gibbosa   Emery, C., 1908, Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) (Fortsetzung.). 3. Die mit Aphaenogaster verwandte Gattungen-gruppe., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1908, pp. 305-338: 332-333, (download) 332-333 3843

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Camino, 5 times found in Pinar, 1 times found in Building, 3 times found in Encinar, 3 times found in Eucaliptal, 3 times found in Pinus halepensis+pistacea lentiscus, 2 times found in Pinar sobre dunas, 2 times found in Erial pedregoso, 2 times found in Bosque Pinus sylvaticus, 2 times found in meadow/pine forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times Nido bajo piedra, 12 times NBP, 5 times under stone, 1 times Nest on floor crack, 3 times Forrajeando, 2 times Nest under stone, 2 times Duna, 2 times Bajo piedra, 1 times Turbera, 1 times on Phoenix ( var. ashrasi), 1 times Nido bajomadera, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 40 times Hand, 6 times search, 2 times Pitfall, 1 times by hand.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1329 meters, 594 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1929-05-02 and 2016-06-18

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster striola laevior: casent0907684

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