Myrmica kryzhanovskii

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Myrmica kryzhanovskii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. kryzhanovskii
Binomial name
Myrmica kryzhanovskii
Arnol'di, 1976

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Specimen Label

Poorly known. It was found in nut forests and dry meadows at altitudes about 1500 m.


A member of the dshungarica group. Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - A member of the dshungarica complex of the rubra species group (Radchenko and Elmes 2001b). It differs from related species (Myrmica juglandeti, Myrmica ferganensis) by much longer semierect hairs of the scape and legs.

Keys including this Species


Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



This species is known only from workers. There was a printing error in Arnoldi's (1976) paper: the holotype is marked by a symbol (Queen) indicating a queen, whereas in fact it is a worker. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)


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

  • kryzhanovskii. Myrmica kryzhanovskii Arnol'di, 1976a: 551, fig. 6 (w.q.m.) TAJIKISTAN. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 178.

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



Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - this species was named after Prof. Oleg Leonidovich Kryzhanovski (1918-1997), a famous Russian entomologist and zoogeographer who worked at the Zoological Institute, St.-Petersburg.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Radchenko A. G., and G. W. Elmes. 2010. Myrmica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3. Warsaw: Natura Optima Dux Foundation, 790 pp.