Bothriomyrmex corsicus

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Bothriomyrmex corsicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Bothriomyrmex
Species: B. corsicus
Binomial name
Bothriomyrmex corsicus
Santschi, 1923

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France (type locality), Greece, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • corsicus. Bothriomyrmex meridionalis var. corsica Santschi, 1923a: 136 (q.) FRANCE (Corsica). Emery, 1925e: 12 (w.); Bernard, 1967: 266 (m.). Raised to species: Emery, 1925e: 12. Senior synonym of gallicus, gibbus, ligurica, menozzii: Seifert, 2012b: 100.
  • gallicus. Bothriomyrmex corsicus subsp. gallicus Emery, 1925e: 13, figs. A8, B5, C5 (w.q.m.) SWITZERLAND. Junior synonym of corsicus: Bernard, 1967: 266. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Kutter, 1971: 269. Junior synonym of corsicus: Seifert, 2012b: 100. See also: Kutter, 1977c: 176.
  • gibbus. Bothriomyrmex meridionalis subsp. gibbus Soudek, 1925c: 216, figs. 1-10 (w.q.m.) CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Raised to species: Emery, 1925e: 14. Junior synonym of corsicus: Seifert, 2012b: 100. See also: Stitz, 1939: 226; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 57; Shattuck, 1994: 34.
  • liguricus. Bothriomyrmex corsicus var. ligurica Emery, 1925e: 13, fig. A7 (w.) ITALY. Menozzi, 1932a: 9 (q.m.l.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1951: 190 (l.). Junior synonym of corsicus: Seifert, 2012b: 100.
  • menozzii. Bothriomyrmex menozzii Emery, 1925e: 17, figs. B8, C8 (q.m.) ITALY. Kutter, 1971: 270 (w.). Junior synonym of corsicus: Seifert, 2012b: 100. See also: Kutter, 1977c: 176.

Type Material

Bothriomyrmex meridionalis gibbus

Dubovikov (2002) - Lectotype (designated here): W, “[Transcriptio] Moravia centr., Moravsky kras, Suchy Zleb, 15.IV.1923, St. Soudek leg.,” “Collectio J. Slavicek, Moravske museum, Brno,” "Bothriomyrmex meridianalis gibbus ssp. n. St. Soudek det.,” “syntypus,” “invent no. 1190 [Ent.] Mor. Museum, Brno,” “Lectotype Bothriomyrmex gibbus Soudek, 1924 Dubovikoff des.” (MMB, Moravian Museum, Brno, Czech Republic). Paralectotypes: 3 W, labels as in lectotype, but nos. 1187-1189 (MMB).

Shattuck (1994) erroneously stated that the types of B. gibbus are housed in the Museum of Natural History, Basel.

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



  • n = 11 (Italy) (Hauschteck-Jungen & Jungen, 1983) (as Bothriomyrmex gibbus).