Bothriomyrmex atlantis

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Bothriomyrmex atlantis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Bothriomyrmex
Species: B. atlantis
Binomial name
Bothriomyrmex atlantis
Forel, 1894

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Specimen labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 36.358333° to 31.205833°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality).

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.

  • atlantis. Bothriomyrmex meridionalis r. atlantis Forel, 1894d: 14 (w.q.) ALGERIA.
    • Subspecies of meridionalis: Santschi, 1906: 365; Santschi, in Forel, 1906a: 68; Forel, 1911d: 350.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1911f: 79; Emery, 1913a: 28; Santschi, 1919i: 210; Santschi, 1922a: 66; Cagniant, 1968a: 145; Kutter, 1968b: 205; Cagniant, 1970c: 28; Shattuck, 1994: 31; Bolton, 1995b: 81; Cagniant, 2006a: 193; Legakis, 2011: 22; Seifert, 2012b: 97 (redescription); Borowiec, L. 2014: 21 (see note in bibliography); Lebas, et al. 2016: 108.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus perfidus.

Taxonomic Notes

Borowiec (2014) - Synonymic lists with apparently new synonyms in this publication are ignored as they are not based on objective study. Borowiec, 2014: 2, stated that, “All infraspecific names, including subspecies names, are treated as synonyms although in future studies many of them can be raised to species level.” This approach is no improvement over leaving each currently available infraspecific name as a subspecies until proved otherwise by analysis. Previously established junior synonyms remain unchanged. Also, in the Borowiec catalogue infrasubspecific (unavailable) names and nomina nuda are regarded as ‘synonyms’, but new changes of status are not indicated. (B. Bolton, pers. comm.).



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Cagniant, H. "Liste actualisee des fourmis du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 193-200.
  • Czechowski W., A. Radchenko, W. Czechowska and K. Vepsäläinen. 2012. The ants of Poland with reference to the myrmecofauna of Europe. Fauna Poloniae 4. Warsaw: Natura Optima Dux Foundation, 1-496 pp
  • Emery C. 1913. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50.
  • Forel A. 1906. Moeurs des fourmis parasites des genres Wheeleria et Bothriomyrmex. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 14: 51-69.
  • Forel A. 1911. Fourmis nouvelles ou intéressantes. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 47: 331-400.
  • Forel, A. 1894. Les formicides de la province d'Oran (Algerie). Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 30: 1-45.
  • Santschi, F. "A propos de moeurs parasitiques temporaires des fourmis du genre Bothriomyrmex." Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 75 (1906): 363-392.
  • Santschi, F. "Formicides nouveaux de l'Afrique Mineure (4e note suite)." Bulletin de la Société d' Histoire naturelle de l' Afrique du Nord 2 (1911): 78-85.
  • Santschi, F. "Quelques nouvelles variétés de fourmis paléarctiques." Bulletin de la Société d' Histoire naturelle de l' Afrique du Nord 13 (1922): 66-68.
  • Shattuck S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 112: i-xix, 1-241.