Bothriomyrmex corsicus

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Bothriomyrmex corsicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Bothriomyrmex
Species: B. corsicus
Binomial name
Bothriomyrmex corsicus
Santschi, 1923

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France (type locality), Greece, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Bothriomyrmex corsicus for further details


Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • corsicus. Bothriomyrmex meridionalis var. corsica Santschi, 1923a: 136 (q.) FRANCE (Corsica). Emery, 1925e: 12 (w.); Bernard, 1967: 266 (m.). Raised to species: Emery, 1925e: 12. Senior synonym of gallicus, gibbus, ligurica, menozzii: Seifert, 2012b: 100.
  • gallicus. Bothriomyrmex corsicus subsp. gallicus Emery, 1925e: 13, figs. A8, B5, C5 (w.q.m.) SWITZERLAND. Junior synonym of corsicus: Bernard, 1967: 266. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Kutter, 1971: 269. Junior synonym of corsicus: Seifert, 2012b: 100. See also: Kutter, 1977c: 176.
  • gibbus. Bothriomyrmex meridionalis subsp. gibbus Soudek, 1925c: 216, figs. 1-10 (w.q.m.) CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Raised to species: Emery, 1925e: 14. Junior synonym of corsicus: Seifert, 2012b: 100. See also: Stitz, 1939: 226; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 57; Shattuck, 1994: 34.
  • liguricus. Bothriomyrmex corsicus var. ligurica Emery, 1925e: 13, fig. A7 (w.) ITALY. Menozzi, 1932a: 9 (q.m.l.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1951: 190 (l.). Junior synonym of corsicus: Seifert, 2012b: 100.
  • menozzii. Bothriomyrmex menozzii Emery, 1925e: 17, figs. B8, C8 (q.m.) ITALY. Kutter, 1971: 270 (w.). Junior synonym of corsicus: Seifert, 2012b: 100. See also: Kutter, 1977c: 176.

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

Description

Type Material

Bothriomyrmex meridionalis gibbus

Dubovikov (2002) - Lectotype (designated here): W, “[Transcriptio] Moravia centr., Moravsky kras, Suchy Zleb, 15.IV.1923, St. Soudek leg.,” “Collectio J. Slavicek, Moravske museum, Brno,” "Bothriomyrmex meridianalis gibbus ssp. n. St. Soudek det.,” “syntypus,” “invent no. 1190 [Ent.] Mor. Museum, Brno,” “Lectotype Bothriomyrmex gibbus Soudek, 1924 Dubovikoff des.” (MMB, Moravian Museum, Brno, Czech Republic). Paralectotypes: 3 W, labels as in lectotype, but nos. 1187-1189 (MMB).

Shattuck (1994) erroneously stated that the types of B. gibbus are housed in the Museum of Natural History, Basel.

References