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Genus: Cataglyphis   Foerster, 1850 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

91 species, 19 subspecies

Cataglyphis Foerster, 1850b: 493 . Type-species: Cataglyphis fairmairei (junior synonym of Formica bicolor), by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cataglyphis as junior synonym of Myrmecocystus: Forel, 1878c PDF: 372; Emery & Forel, 1879a: 449; André, 1882b: 165; Forel, 1886h PDF: 201; Mayr, 1886d PDF: 424; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 216; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 312; Ruzsky, 1905b: 426; Emery, 1906f: 47; Emery, 1908h PDF: 213; Karavaiev, 1924 PDF: 301.
Cataglyphis as genus: Foerster, 1850b: 493; Roger, 1863b: 12; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 402; Wheeler, 1913a PDF: 78; Emery, 1925d PDF: 261; all subsequent authors.
Genus Cataglyphis references
Mayr, 1861Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. [1861] PDF 127189: 44 (Europe species key); Roger, 1863bRoger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7(Beilage):1-65. [1863-06] 128094: 12 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863aMayr, G. 1863a. Formicidarum index synonymicus. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 13:385-460. [1863] PDF 127213: 402 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Novara Expedition 1865. Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. [1865-12-14] PDF 127193: 8 (diagnosis); {ref 132986}: 181 (Europe species key); Forel, 1878cForel, A. 1878c. Études myrmécologiques en 1878 (première partie) avec l'anatomie du gésier des fourmis. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 15:337-392. [1878-10] PDF 125003: 372 (diagnosis); André, 1882b: 166 (Europe & Algeria species key); Nasonov, 1889Nasonov, N. V. 1889. Contribution to the natural history of the ants primarily of Russia. 1. Contribution to the ant fauna of Russia. [In Russian.]. Izvestiya Imperatorskago Obshchestva Lyubitelei Estestvoznaniya Antropologii i Etnografii pri Imperatorskom Moskovskom Universitete 58:1-78. [1889] 127508: 60 (Russia species key); Bingham, 1903Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. [1903] PDF 122766: 312 (diagnosis); Ruzsky, 1905bRuzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. [In Russian.]. Trudy Obshchestva Estestvoispytatelei pri Imperatorskom Kazanskom Universitete 38(4-6):1-800. [1905] 128184: 426 (Russian Empire species key); Emery, 1906fEmery, C. 1906f. Rassegna critica delle specie paleartiche del genere Myrmecocystus. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna (6)3:47-61 [pagination of separate: 173-187]. [1906-11] 124675: 60 (Palaearctic species (as Myrmecocystus), key); Wheeler, 1922Wheeler, W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. New York: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1139. 133015: 699 (subgenera key); Wheeler, 1922Wheeler, W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. New York: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1139. 133015: 945 (Afrotropical catalogue); Emery, 1925dEmery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183:1-302. [1925-12-31] PDF 124775: 260 (Paraformica diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925dEmery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183:1-302. [1925-12-31] PDF 124775: 261 (diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925dEmery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183:1-302. [1925-12-31] PDF 124775: 266 (Cataglyphis (Machaeromyrma) diagnosis, catalogue); Santschi, 1929bSantschi, F. 1929b. Étude sur les Cataglyphis. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 36:25-70. [1929-03] PDF 128381: 56 (all species key); Menozzi, 1933bMenozzi, C. 1933b. Le formiche della Palestina. Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 12:49-113. [1933-06-15] PDF 127374: 86 (Israel species key); Kratochvíl, 1941bKratochvíl, J. 1941b. [Untitled. New subgenera of Tetramorium, and a new subspecies, Tetramorium ferox silhavyi, attributed to Kratochvíl.]. P. 84 in: Novák, V.; Sadil, J. 1941. Klíc k urcování mravencu strední Evropy se zvlástním zretelem k mravencí zvírene Cech a Moravy. Entomologické Listy 4:65-115. [1941] 126513: 108 (Central Europe species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951Chapman, J. W.; Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monographs of the Institute of Science and Technology. Manila 1:1-327. [1951] PDF 123583: 197, 203 (Asia checklist); Bernard, 1967aBernard, F. 1967a ("1968"). Faune de l'Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen. 3. Les fourmis (Hymenoptera Formicidae) d'Europe occidentale et septentrionale. Paris: Masson, 411 pp. [1967-11] PDF 122660: 280 (diagnosis); Tarbinsky, 1976Tarbinsky, Y. S. 1976. The ants of Kirghizia. [In Russian.]. Frunze: Ilim, 217 pp. [1976-06-04>] PDF 129149: 197 (Kyrghyzstan species key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978Arnol'di, K. V.; Dlussky, G. M. 1978. Superfam. Formicoidea. 1. Fam. Formicidae - ants. [In Russian.]. Pp. 519-556 in: Medvedev, G. S. (ed.) 1978. Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 3. Hymenoptera. Part 1. [In Russian.]. Opredeliteli Faune SSSR 119:3-584. [1978-11-02>] 122371: 554 (former European U.S.S.R. species key); Collingwood, 1978Collingwood, C. A. 1978. A provisional list of Iberian Formicidae with a key to the worker caste (Hym. Aculeata). EOS. Revista Española de Entomología 52:65-95. [1978-05-10] PDF 123763: 92 (Iberian Peninsula species key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987bAgosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987b. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) with a key to the worker caste. II. Key to the worker caste, including the European species without the Iberian. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 60:261-293. [1987-12-15] PDF 122149: 284 (Balkans species key); Collingwood, 1985Collingwood, C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 7:230-302. [1985] PDF 123767: 284 (Saudi Arabia species key); Agosti, 1990bAgosti, D. 1990b. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 24:1457-1505. [1990-10-19] PDF 122142: 1457 (review of genus, diagnosis, species groups key, catalogue); Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990Dlussky, G. M.; Soyunov, O. S.; Zabelin, S. I. 1990. Ants of Turkmenistan. [In Russian.]. Ashkabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp. PDF 124151: 146 (Turkmenistan species key); Atanasov & Dlussky, 1992: 292 (Bulgaria species key); Agosti, 1994bAgosti, D. 1994b. The phylogeny of the ant tribe Formicini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with the description of a new genus. Systematic Entomology 19:93-117. [1994-08-01] PDF 122144: 103 (diagnosis, review of genus); Arakelian, 1994Arakelian, G. R. 1994. Fauna of the Republic of Armenia. Hymenopterous insects. Ants (Formicidae). [In Russian.]. Erevan: Gitutium, 153 pp. [1994-06-20>] PDF 122300: 103 (Armenia species key); Bolton, 1994Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. [1994-07-25] 122834: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995aBolton, B. 1995a. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29:1037-1056. [1995-08] PDF 122859: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10] 122860: 135 (catalogue); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996Collingwood, C. A.; Agosti, D. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15:300-385. [1996-04-15] PDF 130931: 375 (Saudi Arabia species key); Seifert, 1996BSeifert, B. 1996B. Ameisen beobachten, bestimmen. Augsburg: Naturbuch Verlag, 351 pp. [1996-12-31] 132274: 179 (Central Europe species key); Collingwood & Prince, 1998Collingwood, C.; Prince, A. 1998. A guide to ants of continental Portugal (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Boletim da Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia. Suplemento 5:1-49. [1998-07] 130938: 28 (Portugal species key); Radchenko, 1998ARadchenko, A. G. 1998A. A key to the ants of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Asia. [In Russian.]. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 77:502-508. [1998-06-02>] 132078: 502 (Asia species key); Radchenko, 2001Radchenko, A. G. 2001. The phylogeny and faunogenesis of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 80:885-895. [2001-11-26>] 132060: 885 (phylogeny); Chang & He, 2002BChang, Y.-D.; He, D.-H. 2002B. Three new species of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster from Northwest China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). [In Chinese.]. Zoological Research 23:61-64. [2002-02-23] PDF 130906: 62 (northwest China species key); Bolton, 2003Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 71:1-370. [2003-11-10] PDF 130789: 126 (synopsis); Seifert, 2007Seifert, B. 2007. Die Ameisen Mittel- und Nordeuropas. Tauer: lutra Verlags- und Vertriebsgesellschaft, 368 pp. [2007-04] 132271: 159 (North and Central Europe species key); Cagniant, 2009Cagniant, H. 2009. Le genre Cataglyphis Foerster, 1850 au Maroc (Hyménoptères Formicidae). Orsis 24:41-71. PDF 130875: 44 (Morocco species key).

Distribution:


African Region: Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sudan, Yemen
Eurasian Region: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Alicante, Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Crete, Croatia, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan
Nearctic Region: Georgia
South East Asia Region: India

Biology:

Ant Behavior

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cataglyphis   Förster, A., 1850, Eine Centurie neuer Hymenopteren. Zweite Dekade., Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins de Preussischen Rheinlande, Westfalens u. des Regierungsbezirks Osnabruck 7, pp. 485-500: 485-500, (download) 485-500 4999
Cataglyphis   Kuznetzov-Ugamskij, N. N., 1928, Beiträge zur Ameisenfauna Mittelasiens. I. Die Gattung Proformica Ruzsky, 1903., Zoologischer Anzeiger 75, pp. 7-23: 7-23, (download) 7-23 4747
Cataglyphis   Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61: 44-45, (download) 44-45 21622

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