Parasyscia aitkenii

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Parasyscia aitkenii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: P. aitkenii
Binomial name
Parasyscia aitkenii
(Forel, 1900)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality), Sri Lanka.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • aitkenii. Cerapachys aitkenii Forel, 1900d: 332 (diagnosis in key) (w.) INDIA (Karnataka).
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype males (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: India: Kanara (Aitken), and Kanara (Bell).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, NHMB.
    • Forel, 1900d: 332 (m.).
    • Combination in C. (Cerapachys): Emery, 1902c: 24;
    • combination in Parasyscia: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 204.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1902c: 24; Bingham, 1903: 30; Emery, 1911d: 9; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 17; Brown, 1975: 22; Bolton, 1995b: 142; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 270; Bharti & Akbar, 2013a: 86 (in key); Bharti & Wachkoo, 2013d: 1192 (in key) ; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 21.
    • Distribution: India.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bharti H. 2001. Check list of ants from north-west India I. Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology 21(2): 163-167.
  • Dad J. M., S. A. Akbar, H. Bharti, and A. A. Wachkoo. 2019. Community structure and ant species diversity across select sites ofWestern Ghats, India. Acta Ecologica Sinica 39: 219–228.
  • Dias R. K. S. 2013. Diversity and importance of soil-dweeling ants. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Soil Biodiversity, chapt 4, pp 19-22.
  • Dias R. K. S., K. R. K. A. Kosgamage, and H. A. W. S. Peiris. 2012. The Taxonomy and Conservation Status of Ants (Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. In: The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka; Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Weerakoon, D.K. & S. Wijesundara Eds., Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. p11-19.
  • Dias R. K. S., and R. P. K. C. Rajapaksa. 2016. Geographic records of subfamilies, genera and species of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the four climatic zones of Sri Lanka: a review. J. Sci. Univ. Kelaniya 11(2): 23-45.
  • Varghese T. 2004. Taxonomic studies on ant genera of the Indian Institute of Science campus with notes on their nesting habits. Pp. 485-502 in : Rajmohana, K.; Sudheer, K.; Girish Kumar, P.; Santhosh, S. (eds.) 2004. Perspectives on biosystematics and biodiversity. Prof. T.C. Narendran commemoration volume. Kerala: Systematic Entomology Research Scholars Association, xxii + 666 pp.