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Genus: Cataulacus   Smith, 1853 


Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Extant: 65 species

Fossil: 3 species

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

Taxonomic history

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).

Taxon Page Images:



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

Distribution:

(based on species list records)   Genus is native to: Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy bioregions.

Afrotropical Region: Africa, Angola, Benin, Bundibugyo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Centre, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eastern Africa, Eastern Cape, Equatorial Guinea, Estuaire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Haut-Katanga, Iringa, Ivory Coast, Kabarole, Kakamega, Kenya, Kongo Central, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Lindi, Littoral, Malawi, Middle Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ogooué-Maritime, Sangha-Mbaéré, Senegal, Siaya, Sierra Leone, Sofala, Somalia, South, South Africa, Southern, Southern Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Wakiso, Western, Western Africa, Western Cape, Woleu-Ntem, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Maluku Utara, Oceania, Papua Barat, Papua New Guinea, West Sepik
Indomalaya Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Asia, Bangladesh, Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, Central, Chiang Mai, India, Indonesia, Karnataka, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Negeri Sembilan, Nepal, Nicobar Island, Perak, Philippines, Romblon, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Singapore, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi Tengah, Sulawesi Utara, Sumatera Barat, Temburong, Thailand, Vietnam, Yunnan
Malagasy Region: Anjouan, Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Comoros, Fianarantsoa, Grande Comore, Madagascar, Mahajanga, Mayotte, Mohéli, Toamasina, Toliara
Oceania Region: Melanesia
Palearctic Region: China, Eastern Asia, Italy

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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