Tapinoma sinense

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Tapinoma sinense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: T. sinense
Binomial name
Tapinoma sinense
Emery, 1925

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Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 42.70583333° to 41.508577°.

Tropical South
  • Source: AntMaps, Seifert et al. (2024)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality), Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Kazakhstan (type locality), Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation.

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.



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Syntype of Tapinoma emeryanumWorker. Specimen code casent0911577. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by Natural History Museum, Basel.


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

  • sinense. Tapinoma sinense Emery, 1925d: 61, fig. 14 (w.) CHINA.
    • Santschi, 1925f: 94 (q.m.).
    • Status as species: Collingwood, 1976: 299.
  • emeryanum. Tapinoma emeryanum Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927d: 35 (w.q.m.) KAZAKHSTAN.
    • Subspecies of sinense: Dlussky, 1962: 180.
    • Status as species: Tarbinsky, 1976: 119.
    • Junior synonym of sinense: Seifert et al., 2024: 64.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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