Stigmatomma denticulatum

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Stigmatomma denticulatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Stigmatomma
Species: S. denticulatum
Binomial name
Stigmatomma denticulatum
Roger, 1859

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Specimen labels


This species is widely but sparsely distributed from Spain through southern Europe to the Balkans and the Middle East (Schembri & Collingwood, 1981).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (type locality), Israel, Malta, Romania, Turkey, Turkmenistan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • denticulatum. Stigmatomma denticulatum Roger, 1859: 251, pl. 7, fig. 2 (w.) GREECE. Emery, 1875a: 74 (m.); Emery, 1909c: 357 (q.). Combination in Amblyopone: Emery & Forel, 1879: 455; in Stigmatomma: Dalla Torre, 1893: 14; in Amblyopone: Brown, 1960a: 168; in Stigmatomma: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012a: 19. Senior synonym of gheorghieffi: Emery, 1915a: 255, Emery, 1916b: 100; of gracilicornis: Brown, 1960a: 168. See also: Baroni Urbani, 1978a: 42; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 61.
  • gheorghieffi. Amblyopone gheorghieffi Forel, 1892i: 309 (m.) BULGARIA. Combination in Stigmatomma: Dalla Torre, 1893: 14. Junior synonym of denticulatum: Emery, 1915a: 255.
  • gracilicornis. Stigmatomma denticulatum var. gracilicornis Menozzi, 1936d: 268 (w.) GREECE. Junior synonym of denticulatum: Brown, 1960a: 168.

Stigmatomma denticulatum type material
Holotype worker from Monte Scapo (Mt. Scapo), Insel Zante (Zante Is.), Griechenland (Greece), Von Kiesenwelter (Berlin Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität): 18992, CASENT0104566 (Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012: 3). Only one specimen from Greece is in ZMHB and it is labeled ‘‘typus.’’ Original labels on this specimen seem to have been replaced by new labels. The new label mistakenly lists the collector as ‘‘Roger, S.’’ instead of Von Kiesenwelter.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960a. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230 (page 168, Combination in Amblyopone)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960a. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230 (page 168, Senior synonym of gracilicornis)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 14, Combination in Stigmatomma)
  • Emery, C. 1875a [1876]. Ueber hypogaeische Ameisen. Stett. Entomol. Ztg. 37: 71-76 (page 74, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1909d. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil VIII. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1909: 355-376 (page 357, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1915a. Contributo alla conoscenza delle formiche delle isole italiane. Descrizione di forme mediterrannee nuove o critiche. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 46[=(3)(6): 244-270 (page 255, Senior synonym of gheorghieffi)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 100, Senior synonym of gheorghieffi)
  • Emery, C.; Forel, A. 1879. Catalogue des Formicides d'Europe. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 5: 441-481 (page 455, Combination in Amblyopone)
  • Roger, J. 1859. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Ameisenfauna der Mittelmeerländer. I. Berl. Entomol. Z. 3: 225-259 (page 251, pl. 7, fig. 2 worker described)
  • Schembri, S. P.; Collingwood, C. A. 1981. A revision of the myrmecofauna of the Maltese Islands (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 83: 417-442.
  • Yoshimura, M. & Fisher, B.L. 2012. A revision of male ants of the Malagasy Amblyoponinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with resurrections of the genera Stigmatomma and Xymmer. PLoS ONE 7(3):e33325 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033325).