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Species: Cataglyphis bicolor   (Fabricius, 1793) 

Classification:
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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, 2020)

Extant: 6 valid subspecies

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

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as biceler by Menozzi, 1929f: 128; misspelled as bicolora by Borowiec & Salata, 2012 PDF: 486.].
Combination in Myrmecocystus: Emery & Forel, 1879: 449.
Status as species: Latreille, 1802a: 123; Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 398; Lucas, 1849 PDF: 302; Smith, 1858a PDF: 31; Emery & Forel, 1879: 449; Emery, 1906f: 58; Mayr, 1907a PDF: 389; Forel, 1907h PDF: 15; Santschi, 1908 PDF: 518; Santschi, 1910f PDF: 234; Karavaiev, 1911a PDF: 39; Karavaiev, 1911b PDF: 10; Karavaiev, 1912b PDF: 590; Emery, 1915e PDF: 22; Viehmeyer, 1923 PDF: 92; Müller, 1923b PDF: 149; Karavaiev, 1924 PDF: 306; Emery, 1925d PDF: 264; Menozzi, 1927g PDF: 380; Santschi, 1929b PDF: 41; Finzi, 1930b PDF: 16; Finzi, 1930c PDF: 24; Karavaiev, 1932 PDF: 250; Menozzi, 1933b PDF: 87 (in key); Menozzi, 1934: 166; Finzi, 1936 PDF: 192; Santschi, 1936c PDF: 210; Finzi, 1939a PDF: 160; Finzi, 1940 PDF: 165; Donisthorpe, 1942a PDF: 33; Bernard, 1945b PDF: 137; Athias-Henriot, 1947 PDF: 249; Donisthorpe, 1947f PDF: 111; Donisthorpe, 1950e PDF: 1065; Bernard, 1953a PDF: 198; Cagniant, 1964 PDF: 93; Cagniant, 1966b PDF: 281; Cagniant, 1968a PDF: 145; Cagniant, 1970c PDF: 30; Bernard, 1971: 8; Hamann & Klemm, 1976 PDF: 674; Agosti, 1990b PDF: 1486; Wehner et al., 1994 PDF: 168; Bolton, 1995b: 134; Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 194; Cagniant, 2009 PDF: 49; Legakis, 2011 PDF: 34; Borowiec & Salata, 2012 PDF: 486; Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 9; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 52 (see note in bibliography); Tohmé & Tohmé, 2014 PDF: 139; Madl, 2019 PDF: 14.
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Distribution:

  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: 2 times Foraging, 1 times nest in sand, 1 times Foraging on tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1400 meters, 1116 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-02-10 and 2018-09-07

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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