Aphaenogaster cardenai

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Aphaenogaster cardenai
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. cardenai
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster cardenai
Espadaler, 1981

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Specimen Labels

Aphaenogaster cardenai is restricted to caves and subterranean habitats in the Iberian Peninsula (Tinaut and Perez 2011; Ortuño et al. 2014) while Bracko et al. (2019) found a few scattered workers in Slovenia while digging in stony ground at a depth of approximately 50 cm.

At a Glance • Cave-Subterranean  

 

Identification

A member of the Aphaenogaster splendida-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iberian Peninsula, Slovenia, Spain (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • cardenai. Aphaenogaster cardenai Espadaler, 1981: 77, 2 figs. (w.) SPAIN.
    • Tinaut, 1986: 245 (m.).
    • Status as species: Tinaut, 1986: 245; Bolton, 1995b: 68; Borowiec, L. 2014: 10; Lebas, et al. 2016: 263; Gómez, et al. 2018: 221 (in key).

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Espadaler, X. "Formicidos de las sierras de Cazorla, del Pozo y Segura (Jaén, España)." Ecología 11 (1997): 489-499.
  • Espadaler, X. "Una nueva hormiga de la Península Ibérica." Miscellanea Zoologica 5 (1981): 77-81.
  • Gomez K., D. Martinez, and X. Espadaler. 2018. Phylogeny of the ant genus Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Iberian Peninsula, with the description of a new species. Sociobiology 65: 215-224.
  • Martínez Ibáñez, M. D. "Nuevas citas para la Península Ibérica de Proceratium melinum, Aphaenogaster cardenai y Messor lobicornis." Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología 10 (1986): 403.
  • Ordóñez-Urbano C., J. Reyes-López, and S. Carpintero-Ortega. 2007. Estudio faunísidos de los formícidos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) asociados a los bosques de ribera en la Provincia de Córdoba (España). Primeras Aportaciones. Boletin Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 40: 367-375.
  • Ortuno V. M., J. D. Gilgado, and A. Tinaut. 2014. Subterranean Ants: The Case ofAphaenogaster cardenai(Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Insect Sci. 14(212): DOI: 10.1093/jisesa/ieu074.
  • Sanchez-Gil Jimeno R., and J. L. Reyes-Lopez. 2016. Study of ants species of the Sierra de San Carlos del Valle (Ciudad Real) and updating the provincial check list (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Boln. Asoc. esp. Ent. 40 (1-2): 93-109.
  • Tinaut A. 2010. New record of Aphaenogaster cardenai Espadaler, 1981. Boln. Asoc. esp. Ent. 33 (3-4): 527-528.
  • Tinaut A. 2015. New localities for Aphaenogaster cardenai Espadaler, 1981 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Boln. Asoc. esp. Ent. 39 (3-4): 421-424.
  • Tinaut A. 2016. Ants of the Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Mountains Natural Park (Andalusia, Spain) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Boln. Asoc. esp. Ent., 40 (1-2): 125-159.