Cataglyphis fairmairei

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Cataglyphis fairmairei
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cataglyphis bicolor)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: Cataglyphis fairmairei
Foerster, 1850

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Cataglyphis bicolor.


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

  • fairmairei. Cataglyphis fairmairei Foerster, 1850b: 494 (m.) ALGERIA. Junior synonym of megalocola: Mayr, 1863: 402.


  • Foerster, A. 1850b. Eine Centurie neuer Hymenopteren. Zweite Dekade. Verh. Naturhist. Ver. Preuss. Rheinl. Westfal. 7: 485-500 (page 494, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1863a. Formicidarum index synonymicus. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 13: 385-460 (page 402, Junior synonym of viaticus)