Bothriomyrmex breviceps

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Bothriomyrmex breviceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Bothriomyrmex
Species: B. breviceps
Binomial name
Bothriomyrmex breviceps
Santschi, 1919

Bothriomyrmex breviceps casent0911468 p 1 high.jpg

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 36.483333° to 34.74°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Tunisia (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.




Images from AntWeb

Bothriomyrmex breviceps casent0911469 h 1 high.jpgBothriomyrmex breviceps casent0911469 p 1 high.jpgBothriomyrmex breviceps casent0911469 d 1 high.jpgBothriomyrmex breviceps casent0911469 l 1 high.jpg
Paralectotype of Bothriomyrmex brevicepsWorker. Specimen code casent0911469. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


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

  • breviceps. Bothriomyrmex breviceps Santschi, 1919i: 207, pl. 2, figs. 3, 4 (w.q.m.) TUNISIA.
    • Type-material: lectotype queen (by designation of Seifert, 2012b: 101), 7 paralectotype workers, 1 paralectotype male.
    • [Notes (i): original description cites 18w, 1q, 1m syntypes; (ii) Baroni Urbani, 1977e: 78, and Shattuck, 1994: 32, cite only 10w syntypes NHMB.]
    • Type-locality: lectotype Tunisia: La Ouareb, 21.xii.1910 (F. Santschi), paralectotypes with same data.
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Status as species: Cagniant, 1968a: 145; Shattuck, 1994: 32; Bolton, 1995b: 81; Seifert, 2012b: 101; Borowiec, L. 2014: 22.
    • Distribution: Tunisia.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Baroni Urbani C. 1977. Katalog der Typen von Formicidae (Hymenoptera) der Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Basel (2. Teil). Mitt. Entomol. Ges. Basel (n.s.) 27: 61-102.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Santschi, F. "Fourmis du genre "Bothriomyrmex" Emery (Systematique et moeurs)." Revue zoologique Africaine 7(3) (1919): 201-224.
  • Seifert B. 2012. A review of the West Palearctic species of the ant genus Bothriomyrmex Emery 1869 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 17: 91-104.
  • 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.