Cataglyphis nigripes

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Cataglyphis nigripes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. nigripes
Binomial name
Cataglyphis nigripes
Arnol'di, 1964

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Armenia, Georgia (type locality), Iran.

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

  • nigripes. Cataglyphis setipes subsp. nigripes Arnol'di, 1964: 1806.
    • [First available use of Cataglyphis bicolor st. setipes var. nigripes Santschi, 1929b: 50 (w.m.) GEORGIA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (Agosti, 1990b: 1486).]
    • Status as species: Agosti, 1990b: 1486; Arakelian, 1994: 107; Bolton, 1995b: 136; Radchenko, 1997c: 439; Radchenko, 1998: 504 (in key); Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008: 132; Paknia, et al. 2008: 154; Borowiec, L. 2014: 58; Khalili-Moghadam, et al. 2019: 168.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Agosti D. 1990. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 24: 1457-1505.
  • Agosti, D. 1990. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymentopera: Formicidae) . Journal of Natural History 24:1457-1505.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Khalili-Moghadam A., L. Borowiec, and A. Nemati. 2019. New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Province of Iran with taxonomic comments. Polish Journal of Entomology 88 (2): 163–182.
  • Paknia O., A. Radchenko, H. Alipanah, and M. Pfeiffer. 2008. A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran. Myrmecological News 11: 151-159.
  • Radchenko A. G. 1998. A key to ants of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Asia. Entomological Review (Birmingham) 78: 475-480.
  • Radchenko, A.G. 1998. A key to ants of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Asia. Entomological Review 78(4):475-480.
  • Santschi, F.. "Étude sur les Cataglyphis." Revue Suisse de Zoologie 36 (1929): 25-70.