Proformica caucasea

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Proformica caucasea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Proformica
Species: P. caucasea
Binomial name
Proformica caucasea
(Santschi, 1925)

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 41.716667° to 41.716667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Georgia.

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.

  • caucasea. Cataglyphis (Paraformica) caucasea Santschi, 1925g: 353 (w.) CAUCASUS. Combination in Paraformica: Karavaiev, 1926e: 199; in Formica (Proformica): Santschi, 1926f: 293; in Proformica: Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 554.



  • Arnol'di, K. V.; Dlussky, G. M. 1978. Superfam. Formicoidea. 1. Fam. Formicidae - ants. Pp. 519-556 in: Medvedev, G. S. (ed.) Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 3. Hymenoptera. Part 1. Opredeliteli Faune SSSR 119:3-584. (page 554, Combination in Proformica)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1926e. Beiträge zur Ameisenfauna des Kaukasus, nebst einigen Bemerkungen über andere palaearktische Formen. (Schluss). Konowia 5: 187-199 (page 199, Combination in Paraformica)
  • Santschi, F. 1925g. Fourmis d'Espagne et autres espèces paléarctiques (Hymenopt.). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 1: 339-360 (page 353, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1926f. Travaux scientifiques de l'Armée d'Orient (1916-1918). Fourmis. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 32: 286-293 (page 293, Combination in Formica (Proformica))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Agosti D. 1990. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera, 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.
  • Gratiashvili N., Barjadze S. 2008. Checklist of the ants (Formicidae Latreille, 1809) of Georgia. Proceedings of the Institute of Zoology (Tbilisi) 23: 130-146.
  • Santschi F. 1925. Fourmis d'Espagne et autres espéces paléartiques EOS (Revista española de entomología) 1: 339-360.
  • Santschi, F. "Fourmis d'Espagne et autres espéces paléartiques." EOS (Revista española de entomología) 1 (1925): 339-360.