Cataglyphis bellicosa

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Cataglyphis bellicosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. bellicosa
Binomial name
Cataglyphis bellicosa
(Karavaiev, 1924)

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Specimen Labels

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran on the ground and consider it to be widespread.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • bellicosa. Myrmecocystus (Cataglyphis) bicolor subsp. bellicosus Karavaiev, 1924: 307 (w.) IRAN. Combination in Cataglyphis: Agosti, 1990b: 1487. Raised to species: Radchenko, 1997c: 434; Radchenko, 1998: 504 (in key).

The following notes on V.A. Karavaiev type specimens have been provided by Martynov & Radchenko (2016) based on material held in the Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian Academy of Science:

Type locality(-ies): “Steinbruch bei Douchat-abad, 4 Kilometer südwärts von Teheran (Persien), 23.IX.1916, Bocquillon, Arbeiter. Typen in meiner Sammlung und dem Kaukasischen Museum (Tiflis)”.

Original Karawajew label(-s): “Myrmecocystus (Cataglyphis) / bicolor F. subsp. Bellicosus Karav. / Typus V. Karavaiev, 1916 / 23.IX.1916 Доухан-абадъ бл. Теге- / рана, Персия. Неизв. собиратель. Кавк. Муз. [=Doukhan-abad near Teheran, Persia, Unknown collector, Caucasian Museum]” (see also Fig. 4).

Material: SYNTYPES, 3 w (newly mounted, IN 314/6/1).

Notes. The type locality was given in the original description as “Douchat-abad” (in German), but in the original labels this place was spelled in Russian as “Доухан-абадъ” [= Doukhan-abad, in English].

Radchenko (1997b) believed that the type specimens of C. bellicosus were lost and designated the neotype worker: “Керман, ю-в Персия, В. Кузнецов, 23.III.928” [= Kerman, SE Persia, V. Kuznetzov]. As the syntype specimens of this species have been found, the neotype specimen has lost its taxonomic value.