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Genus: Cataglyphis   Foerster, 1850 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 94 valid species, 18 valid subspecies

Cataglyphis Foerster, 1850b: 493. Type-species: Cataglyphis fairmairei, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cataglyphis as genus: Foerster, 1850b: 493; Roger, 1863b PDF: 12; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 402; Wheeler, 1913a PDF: 78; Emery, 1925d PDF: 261; all subsequent authors.
Genus Cataglyphis references
Mayr, 1861 PDF: 44 (Europe species key); Roger, 1863b PDF: 12 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 402 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 8 (diagnosis); Forel, 1878c PDF: 372 (diagnosis); André, 1882c PDF: 166 (Europe & Algeria species key); Nasonov, 1889: 60 (Russia species key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 312 (diagnosis); Ruzsky, 1905b: 426 (Russian Empire species key); Emery, 1906f: 60 (Palaearctic species (as Myrmecocystus), key); Wheeler, 1922: 699 (subgenera key); Wheeler, 1922: 945 (Afrotropical catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 260 (Paraformica diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 261 (diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 266 (Cataglyphis (Machaeromyrma) diagnosis, catalogue); Santschi, 1929b PDF: 56 (all species key); Menozzi, 1933b PDF: 86 (Israel species key); Kratochvíl, 1941b PDF: 108 (Central Europe species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 197, 203 (Asia checklist); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 280 (diagnosis); Tarbinsky, 1976 PDF: 197 (Kyrghyzstan species key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 554 (former European U.S.S.R. species key); Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 92 (Iberian Peninsula species key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 284 (Balkans species key); Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 284 (Saudi Arabia species key); Agosti, 1990b PDF: 1457 (review of genus, diagnosis, species groups key, catalogue); Dlussky et al., 1990 PDF: 146 (Turkmenistan species key); Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 292 (Bulgaria species key); Agosti, 1994b PDF: 103 (diagnosis, review of genus); Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 103 (Armenia species key); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 135 (catalogue); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 375 (Saudi Arabia species key); Seifert, 1996b: 179 (Central Europe species key); Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 28 (Portugal species key); Radchenko, 1998a: 502 (Asia species key); Radchenko, 2001: 885 (phylogeny); Chang & He, 2002b PDF: 62 (northwest China species key); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 126 (synopsis); Seifert, 2007: 159 (North and Central Europe species key); Cagniant, 2009 PDF: 44 (Morocco species key); Sharaf et al., 2015 10.3897/zookeys.545.6308 PDF: 101 (pallida-group species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 153 (brief male diagnosis)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia
    Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
    Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya, Palearctic


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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