Cataglyphis semitonsa

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Cataglyphis semitonsa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. semitonsa
Binomial name
Cataglyphis semitonsa
Santschi, 1929

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Specimen Labels


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - SI 94-95. This Middle Eastern species has a red head and pronotum with the body progressively darkening posteriorly.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Iran, Jordan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • semitonsa. Cataglyphis albicans var. semitonsa Santschi, 1929b: 61 (in key).
    • [First available use of Cataglyphis albicans st. vaucheri var. semitonsa Santschi, 1926e: 236 (w.) ALGERIA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (Agosti, 1990b: 1495).]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Bernard, 1953a: 200.
    • Subspecies of albicans: Menozzi, 1932c: 95; Finzi, 1940: 164; Bernard, 1948: 163; Délye, 1960: 263.
    • Status as species: Collingwood, 1985: 291; Agosti, 1990b: 1495; Bolton, 1995b: 137; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 382; Radchenko, 1997c: 427; Radchenko, 1998: 507 (in key); Cagniant, 2006a: 195; Cagniant, 2009: 51; Borowiec, L. 2014: 60; Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, 2014: 139.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Agosti, D. 1990. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymentopera: Formicidae) . Journal of Natural History 24:1457-1505.
  • Bernard F. 1953. Les fourmis du Tassili des Ajjer. Pp. 121-250 in: Bernard, F. (ed.) 1953. Mission scientifique au Tassili des Ajjer (1949). Volume I. Recherches zoologiques et médicales. Paris: P. Lechevalier, 302 pp.
  • Bernard, F.. "Les insectes sociaux du Fezzân. Comportement et biogéographie." En: Bernard, F., Peyerimhoff, P. de Mission sc (1948): 87-200.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Cagniant H. 2009. Le genre Cataglyphis Foerster, 1850 au Maroc (Hyménoptères Formicidae). Orsis 24: 41-71.
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.
  • Délye G. 1960. Fourmis du Tassili des Ajjer. Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de l'Afrique du Nord 51: 259-272.
  • El-Hawagry M. S., M. W. Khalil, M. R. Sharaf, H. H. Fadl, and A. S. Aldawood. 2013. A preliminary study on the insect fauna of Al-Baha Province, Saudi Arabia, with descriptions of two new species. ZooKeys 274: 1–88. doi:10.3897/zookeys.274.4529
  • Finzi B. 1940. Formiche della Libia. Memorie della Societa Entomologica Italiana 18: 155-166.
  • Ghahari H., and C. A. Collingwood. 2013. A study on the ants (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea: Formicidae) from Western Iran. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica 48 (1): 155–164.
  • Tohme G. 1996. Formicidae. Etude de la diversité biologique n° 4 . Ministère de l’Agriculture à Beyrouth (Eds.). P85-87.