Current View: Bolton World Catalog
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print: . Accessed

· For web:

Genus: Cataulacus   Smith, 1853 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

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.


Afrotropical Region: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: New Guinea
Indomalaya Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Island, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte
Neotropical Region: Argentina
Palearctic Region: China, 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

See something amiss? Send us an email.
Enlarge Map