Aphaenogaster rhaphidiiceps

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Aphaenogaster rhaphidiiceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. rhaphidiiceps
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster rhaphidiiceps
(Mayr, 1877)

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Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 34.583333° to 34.5833°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan (type locality), Turkmenistan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • rhaphidiiceps. Ischnomyrmex rhaphidiiceps Mayr, 1877: 12 (w.) UZBEKISTAN.
    • [Also described as new by Mayr, 1880: 31.]
    • [Misspelled as raphidiiceps by Emery, 1915d: 71, Arnol'di, 1976b: 1022.]
    • Arnol'di, 1976b: 1022 (q.).
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster: André, 1883b: 349;
    • combination in Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex): Emery, 1908c: 314;
    • combination in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma): Emery, 1915d: 71.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1880: 31; André, 1883b: 349 (in key); Emery, 1888a: 532 (footnote key); Nasonov, 1889: 38; Dalla Torre, 1893: 104; Ruzsky, 1905b: 712; Emery, 1908c: 314; Emery, 1915d: 71; Emery, 1921f: 64; Collingwood, 1961a: 57; Pisarski, 1967: 379 (redescription); Arnol'di, 1976b: 1022, 1025 (in key); Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 214; Bolton, 1995b: 72.



  • André, E. 1883b. Les fourmis. [concl.]. Pp. 345-404 in: André, Edm. 1881-1886. Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie. Tome Deuxième. Beaune: Edmond André, 919 + 48 pp. (page 349, combination in Aphaenogaster)
  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1976b. Review of the genus Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the USSR. Zool. Zh. 5 55: 1019-1026 (page 1022, queen described)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1961a [1960]. The third Danish Expedition to Central Asia. Zoological Results 27. Formicidae (Insecta) from Afghanistan. Vidensk. Medd. Dan. Naturhist. Foren. 123: 51-79.
  • Emery, C. 1915k. Definizione del genere Aphaenogaster e partizione di esso in sottogeneri. Parapheidole e Novomessor nn. gg. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna Cl. Sci. Fis. (n.s.) 19: 67-75 (page 71, combination in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma))
  • Mayr, G. 1877a. Formicidae. In: Fedchenko, A. P. Travels in Turkestan. Vol. 2, Div. 5, No. 7. Izv. Imp. Obshch. Lyubit. Estestvozn. Antropol. Etnogr. Imp. Mosk. Univ. 26:i-iii, 1-20 (+1). (page 12, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1880. Die Ameisen Turkestan's, gesammelt von A. Fedtschenko. Tijdschr. Entomol. 23: 17-40 (page 31, redescribed in Latin)
  • Pisarski, B. 1967a. Fourmis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) d'Afghanistan récoltées par M. Dr. K. Lindberg. Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 24: 375-425 (page 379, see also)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood C. A. 1961. The third Danish Expedition to Central Asia. Zoological Results 27. Formicidae (Insecta) from Afghanistan. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening 123: 51-79.
  • Dlussky G. M., O. S. Soyunov, and S. I. Zabelin. 1990. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp.
  • Ghahari H., C. A. Collingwood, M. Havaskary, H. Ostovan, and N. Samin. 2011. A contribution to the knowledge of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Arasbaran biosphere reserve and vicinity, Northwestern Iran. Jordan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 7(3): 558-563.