Plagiolepis manczshurica

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Plagiolepis manczshurica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: P. manczshurica
Binomial name
Plagiolepis manczshurica
Ruzsky, 1905



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 45.98333333° to 43.23333333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Russian Federation (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.




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

  • manczshurica. Plagiolepis pygmaea var. manczshurica Ruzsky, 1905b: 467 (w.) CHINA (Manchuria).
    • [Misspelled as munczshurica by Santschi, 1928b: 39; misspelled as mandzshurica by Pisarski, 1969b: 304; misspelled as mandzurica by Collingwood, 1976: 307; misspelled as mandzhurica by Pisarski & Krzysztofiak, 1981: 158.]
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1929f: 8 (q.).
    • Subspecies of pygmaea: Emery, 1921d: 314 (footnote); Emery, 1925b: 21; Kiseleva, 1925: 74.
    • Synonym of taurica: Radchenko, 1996a: 185; Borowiec, L. 2014: 147.
    • [Note: Radchenko, and Borowiec, give taurica as senior name, but manczshurica has priority. However, given the confusion surrounding the status of these names, both are retained as species here.]
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1925f: 95; Wheeler, W.M. 1927d: 9; Wheeler, W.M. 1927e: 3; Santschi, 1928b: 39; Wheeler, W.M. 1929f: 8; Wheeler, W.M. 1930h: 74; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 214; Pisarski, 1969a: 230; Pisarski, 1969b: 304; Collingwood, 1976: 307; Collingwood, 1981: 29; Pisarski & Krzysztofiak, 1981: 158; Bolton, 1995b: 335; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 132; Radchenko, 2005b: 174; Salata, Borowiec & Radchenko, 2018: 821.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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