Temnothorax racovitzai

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Temnothorax racovitzai
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. racovitzai
Binomial name
Temnothorax racovitzai
(Bondroit, 1918)

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Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Balearic Islands, France (type locality), Gibraltar, Iberian Peninsula, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

This species is a host for the ant Temnothorax kutteri (a slave maker) (Buschinger et al., 1988; Cagniant, 1973) (most common host).

Fungi

This species is a host for the fungus Myrmicinosporidium durum (a pathogen) (Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • massiliensis. Leptothorax massiliensis Bondroit, 1918: 133 (w.) FRANCE. Bernard, 1967: 209 (q.). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Junior synonym of racovitzai: Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009: 496; Seifert, Csösz & Schulz, 2014: 51.
  • racovitzai. Leptothorax racovitzai Bondroit, 1918: 133 (w.q.) FRANCE. Kutter, 1977c: 133 (m.). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Junior synonym of parvulus: Bernard, 1967: 203. Revived from synonymy: Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969: 72; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 121; Kutter, 1977c: 133. Subspecies of luteus: Plateaux, L. & Cagniant, H. 2012: 431. Raised to species: Seifert, Csösz & Schulz, 2014: 51. Senior synonym of massiliensis: Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009: 496; Seifert, Csösz & Schulz, 2014: 51.

Type Material

Types studied by Salata et al. (2018): Temnothorax racovitzai: Syntype (w.) (CASENT0901783): [Leptothorax | racovitzai | type Bond. | Banyuls || SYN- | TYPE || excoll. | Donishorpe | B. M.1934-4 ||BMNH(E) | 1014984] (BMNH).

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 21 (France) (Fischer, 1987) (as Leptothorax racovitzai).

References