Stigmatomma rothneyi

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Stigmatomma rothneyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Stigmatomma
Species: S. rothneyi
Binomial name
Stigmatomma rothneyi
(Forel, 1900)

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Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 22.82° to 22.1983°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines.
Oriental Region: India (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • rothneyi. Amblyopone (Stigmatomma) rothneyi Forel, 1900c: 56 (w.) INDIA (West Bengal).
    • Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Brown, 1960a: 193 (in text)).
    • [Note: Forel gives no indication of the original number of syntypes.]
    • Type-locality: India: Barrackpore (Rothney).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in Stigmatomma: Bingham, 1903: 37;
    • combination in Amblyopone: Brown, 1960a: 169;
    • combination in Stigmatomma: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012a: 19.
    • Status as species: Rothney, 1903: 97; Bingham, 1903: 37; Emery, 1911d: 25; Wheeler, W.M. & Chapman, 1925: 55; Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 4; Wheeler, W.M. 1930h: 58; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 25; Brown, 1960a: 169, 193; Baltazar, 1966: 234; Bolton, 1995b: 62; Xu, 2001d: 552 (in key); Xu, 2006: 152 (in key); Zhou & Ran, 2010: 102; Bharti & Wachkoo, 2011: 590 (in key); Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 23; Xu & Chu, 2012: 1182 (in key); Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012a: 19; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 18.
    • Distribution: China, India.

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


Forel 1900d. Page 56.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1960. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 122: 143-230.
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Chapman, J.W. and S.R. Capco. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monographs of the Institute of Science and Technology (Manila) 1: 1- 327
  • Forel A. 1900. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VI. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 52-65.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Leong C. M., S. F. Shiao, and B. Guenard. 2017. Ants in the city, a preliminary checklist of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) in Macau, one of the most heavily urbanized regions of the world. Asian Myrmecology 9: e009014.
  • Musthak Ali T. M. 1991. Ant Fauna of Karnataka-1. Newsletter of IUSSI Indian Chapter 5(1-2): 1-8.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1928. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in China. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura. Portici 22: 3-38.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1930. A list of the known Chinese ants. Peking Natural History Bulletin 5: 53-81.
  • Xu Z. H., B. L. Yang, and G. Hu. 1999. Formicidae ant communities in fragments of montane rain forest in Xishuangbanna, China. Zoological Research 20(4): 288-293.
  • Xu Z., Zeng G., Liu T.-Y. and He Y.-F. 1999. [A study on communities of Formicidae ants in different subtypes of vegetation in Xishuangbanna District of China.] Zoological Research 20: 118-125
  • Xu Zheng-hui. 2001. A systematic study on the ant genus Amblyopone Erichson from China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 26(4): 551-556.