Kartidris nyos

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

Kartidris nyos casent0178538 profile 1.jpg

Kartidris nyos casent0178538 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 25.84667° to 25.84666667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • nyos. Kartidris nyos Bolton, 1991: 12, figs. 18, 19 (w.) INDIA (Meghalaya).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 5 paratype workers..
    • Type-locality: holotype India: Meghalaya, Khasi Hills, Shillong, 10.v.1975 (R. Mathew); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depositories: BMNH (holotype); BMNH, MCZC (paratypes).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 219; Xu, 1999: 134 (in key); Zhang, W. & Zheng, 2002: 220; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 37.
    • Distribution: China, India.

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 0.96, HW 0.83, CI 86, SL 0.90, SI 108, PW 0.60, AL 1.24. Maximum diameter of eye 0.21 (0.25 x HW) and with 10-11 ommatidia in the longest row. Mandibles finely longitudinally rugulose. Entire cephalic dorsum with only vestigial sculpture, a very feeble superficial reticulation visible. Median portion of clypeus conspicuously biconvex, without longitudinal carinae. Eyes with abundant anteriorly curved short hairs arising between the facets. Dorsal alitrunk virtually smooth except for the propodeum, which shows weak reticulation. Dorsal outline of propodeum rounded immediately behind the metanotal groove. Sides of pronotum shining, almost unsculptured. Mesopleuron densely sculptured, reticulate-punctate with some fine longitudinal rugulae. Sides of propodeum and metapleuron with sculpture intermediate in density between pronotum and mesopleuron. First gastral tergite with fine superficial shagreening between hairpits, almost smooth. Pilosity dense on all dorsal surfaces, the hairs erect to suberect everywhere. Scapes and tibiae with numerous suberect to subdecumbent short hairs. Colour light yellowish brown.

Paratype. TL 4.2-4.6, HL 0.92-0.98, HW 0.78-0.84, CI 85-88, S 0.86-0.92, SI 108-111, PW 0.59-0.62, AL 1.22-1.34. Maximum diameter of eye 0.20-0.22 (0.25-0.27 X HW) (4 measured). As holotype.

Type Material

Holotype worker, INDIA: Meghalaya, Khasi Hills, Shillong, 1O.v.1975 (R. Mathew) (The Natural History Museum).

Paratypes, 5 workers with same data as holotype (BMNH; Museum of Comparative Zoology).


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.
  • Xu Z., Chen Z. and Hu G.. 1998. Five species of the ant genera Tetramorium, Kartidris and Lophomyrmex newly recorded in China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Southwest Forestry College 18: 236-240
  • Zhang Z., M. Cao, X. Yang, X. Deng, and Y. She. 2000. A study on species diversity of ant in fragments of seasonal rain forest of Xishuangbanna, China. Zoological Research 21(1): 70-75.