Kartidris galos

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Kartidris galos
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Kartidris
Species: K. galos
Binomial name
Kartidris galos
Bolton, 1991

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • galos. Kartidris galos Bolton, 1991: 13, fig. 20 (w.) CHINA (Hainan I.).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: China: Hainan I., Tien Fong Mts, v.1983 (Z. Bouček).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 219; Xu, 1999: 134 (in key); Zhou, 2001b: 120; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 44.
    • Distribution: China.

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



Holotype. TL 4.4, HL 0.97, HW 0.85, CI 88, SL 0.90, SI 106, PW 0.60, AL 1.28. Maximum diameter of eye 0.22 (0.26 x HW). Answering the description given for Kartidris nyos but contrasting as follows.

(i) Cephalic dorsum everywhere finely and densely reticulate-granular, the surface opaque.

(ii) Pronotal dorsum with superficial reticular patterning, less strongly sculptured than head or propodeal dorsum.

(iii) Sides of pronotum glossy but superficially reticulate; mesopleuron and side of propodeum with sculpture of almost equal intensity.

(iv) First gastral tergite with fine superficial reticulation between hair-pits.

(v) Colour uniform dark brown.

Type Material

Holotype worker, China: Hainan I., Tien Fong Mts, v.1983 (Z. Boucek) (The Natural History Museum).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Staab M., A. Schuldt, T. Assmann, H. Bruelheide, and A.M. Klein. 2014. Ant community structure during forest succession in a subtropical forest in South-East China. Acta Oecologia 61: 32-40.
  • Zhou S.-Y. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guangxi Normal University Press, Guilin, China, Guilin, China. 255 pp.
  • Zhou Shanyi, and Zheng Zhemin. 1996. A discovery of Kartidris Galos Bolton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Guangxi province. Journal of Guangxi Normal University 3.