Cataglyphis fortis

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Cataglyphis fortis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. fortis
Binomial name
Cataglyphis fortis
(Forel, 1902)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • fortis. Myrmecocystus albicans var. fortis Forel, 1902a: 156 (w.) ALGERIA. Wehner, 1983: 95 (q.m.). [Also described as new by Forel, 1903b: 455.] Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1925b: 262. Subspecies of albicans: Santschi, 1929b: 61. Raised to species and senior synonym of halophila: Wehner, 1983: 95.
  • halophila. Cataglyphis halophila Bernard, 1954: 48, figs. c, f, h (w.) ALGERIA. Junior synonym of fortis: Wehner, 1983: 95.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 262, Combination in Cataglyphis)
  • Forel, A. 1902a. Les fourmis du Sahara algérien récoltées par M. le Professeur A. Lameere et le Dr. A. Diehl. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 46: 147-158 (page 156, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1929b. Étude sur les Cataglyphis. Rev. Suisse Zool. 36: 25-70 (page 61, Stirps of albicans)
  • Wahl, V., Pfeffer, S.E., Wittlinger, M. 2015. Walking and running in the desert ant Cataglyphis fortis. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 201: 645–656 (DOI 10.1007/s00359-015-0999-2).
  • Wehner, R. 1983. Taxonomie, Funktionsmorphologie und Zoogeographie der saharischen Wüstenameise Cataglyphis fortis (Forel 1902) stat. nov. (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Senckenb. Biol. (n.s.) 64: 89-132 (page 95, queen, male described)
  • Wehner, R. 1983. Taxonomie, Funktionsmorphologie und Zoogeographie der saharischen Wüstenameise Cataglyphis fortis (Forel 1902) stat. nov. (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Senckenb. Biol. (n.s.) 64: 89-132 (page 95, Raised to species, and senior synonym of halophila)