Bajcaridris theryi

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Bajcaridris theryi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Bajcaridris
Species: B. theryi
Binomial name
Bajcaridris theryi
(Santschi, 1936)

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Specimen Label

Bajcaridris theryi inhabits meadows in Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is among the dominant ant species where it is found. Bajcaridris theryi builds nests in the soil under stones or without a cover stone and forming a distinct crater-shaped nest entrance (Espadaler & Cagniant, 1987).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Morocco (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • theryi. Formica (Proformica) theryi Santschi, 1936c: 209, fig. 6 (w.) MOROCCO.
    • Espadaler & Cagniant, 1987: 133 (m.).
    • Combination in Proformica: Cagniant, 1964: 110;
    • combination in Bajcaridris: Agosti, 1994a: 99.
    • Status as species: Agosti, 1994a: 99; Bolton, 1995b: 80; Cagniant, 2006a: 194; Borowiec, L. 2014: 21.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Santschi 1936. Page 209.


  • Agosti, D. 1994b. The phylogeny of the ant tribe Formicini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with the description of a new genus. Syst. Entomol. 19: 93-117 (page 99, combination in Bajcaridris)
  • Cagniant, H. 1964 [1962]. Étude de quelques fourmis marocaines. Statistique provisoire des Formicidae du Maroc. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 53: 83-118 (page 110, combination in Proformica)
  • Espadaler, X.; Cagniant, H. 1987. Contribution à la connaissance des fourmis marocaines. Description du mâle de Proformica theryi Santschi, 1936 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Nouv. Rev. Entomol. (n.s.) 4: 133-138 (page 133, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1936c. Liste et descriptions de fourmis du Maroc. Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Maroc 16: 198-210 (page 209, fig. 6 worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Cagniant, H. "Liste actualisee des fourmis du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 193-200.
  • Espadaler, X., and H. Cagniant. "Leptothorax mirabilis n. sp., an enigmatic species from Morocco (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)." Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 121 (4) (1996): 331-337.
  • Galkowski C., C. Lebas, P. Wegnez, A. Lenoir, and R. Blatrix. 2017. Redescription of Proformica nasuta (Nylander, 1856) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) using an integrative approach. European Journal of Taxonomy 290: 1–40.
  • Sanllorente O., P. Lorite, F. Ruano, T. Palomeque, and A. Tinaut. 2017. Phylogenetic relationships between the slave-making ants Rossomyrmex and their Proformica hosts in relation to other genera of the ant tribe Formicini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J Zool Syst Evol Res. 1–13.