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Species: Cataglyphis bicolor   (Fabricius, 1793) 

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See Also:

Cataglyphis bicolor adusta, Cataglyphis bicolor basalis, Cataglyphis bicolor congolensis, Cataglyphis bicolor pubens, Cataglyphis bicolor seticornis, Cataglyphis bicolor sudanica

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 6 valid subspecies

Formica bicolor Fabricius, 1793 PDF: 351 (m.) NORTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Cataglyphis viatica: Smith, 1861a PDF: 32; Nasonov, 1889: 14.
Revived from synonymy: Emery & Forel, 1879: 449; Emery, 1906f: 58; Forel, 1907h PDF: 15.
Revived status as species: Karavaiev, 1912b PDF: 590; Emery, 1925d PDF: 264; Santschi, 1929b PDF: 41.
Senior synonym of Cataglyphis fairmairei: Santschi, 1929b PDF: 41; of Cataglyphis megalocola: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 382; Santschi, 1929b PDF: 41; of Cataglyphis rotundinodis: Santschi, 1929b PDF: 41.
Biogeography of Cataglyphis bicolor group: Wehner et al., 1994 PDF: 163.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco
    Asia: Iran
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Cultives, 1 times found in near river.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Foraging, 1 times nest in sand, 1 times Foraging on tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 1390 - 1400 meters, 1395 meters average

Type specimens: type of Myrmecocystus bicolor var. congolensis: casent0104614; type of Myrmecocystus bicolor var. gibbosus: focol2306, focol2307, focol2308, focol2309, casent0104612, casent0104613

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