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Genus: Cataulacus   Smith, 1853 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 65 valid species

Fossil: 3 valid species

Cataulacus Smith, 1853 PDF: 225. Type-species: Cataulacus taprobanae, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 120. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cataulacus in Cryptoceridae, Cataulacinae: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.
Mayr, 1865: 26 (diagnosis); Mayr, 1870a: 413 (Colombia + Panama (= New Grenada) species key, see under Procryptocerus); Forel, 1903a: 706 (India & Sri Lanka species key); Bingham, 1903: 121 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 142 (diagnosis); Emery, 1914a: 39 (diagnosis (in key)); Arnold, 1917: 386 (diagnosis); Arnold, 1920a: 403 (South Africa species key); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 197 (diagnosis); Emery, 1924d: 294, 299 (Cataulacus, C. (Otomyrmex) diagnoses); Bolton, 1974a PDF: 7 (revision of tribe, diagnosis, all species revision; Afrotropical & Malagasy species key: 13, Oriental & Malesian species key: 59); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976b: 59 (larvae, review & synthesis); Kugler, C. 1978a: 476 (sting structure); Bolton, 1982 PDF : 354 (Afrotropical species, revised key); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a: 1048 (census); Bolton, 2003: 55, 193 (diagnosis, synopsis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 194 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:

Cataulacus huberi is an armored tree-dwelling ant common across central Africa. Kibale forest, Uganda.
Image © Alex Wild.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Borneo, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cataulacus   Dlussky, G. M. & Radchenko, A. G., 1990, [The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Vietnam. Subfamily Pseudomyrmicinae. Subfamily Myrmicinae (tribes Calyptomyrmecini, Meranoplini, Cataulacini).], [News of faunistics and systematics.], Kiev: Naukova Dumka, pp. 119-125: 125, (download) 125 21374
Cataulacus   Eguchi, K., Viet, B. T. & Yamane, S., 2011, Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), Part I - Myrmicinae and Pseudomyrmicinae., Zootaxa 2878, pp. 1-61: 13-14, (download) 13-14 23462
Cataulacus   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 195, (download) 195 8127
Cataulacus   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 144-145, (download) 144-145 6734
Cataulacus   Smith, F., 1876, Descriptions of new species of Cryptoceridae, belonging to the genera Cryptocerus, Meranoplus and Cataulacus., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 9, pp. 603-612: 611, (download) 611 2610
Cataulacus   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 196-197, (download) 196-197 20597

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