Cataglyphis fossilis

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Cataglyphis fossilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. fossilis
Binomial name
Cataglyphis fossilis
Cagniant, 2009

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Morocco (type locality).

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Cataglyphis fossilis for further details






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

  • fossilis. Cataglyphis fossilis Cagniant, 2009: 61, figs. 18, 34, 46, 59 (w.q.m.) MOROCCO.

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


Cagniant 2009 p. 61-62.

Type Material

Workers, 1 queen and males of Mellal, "Fossil Route" (hence the name) which connects Zagora to Erfoud, 950 m. Morocco. Holotype and paratypes Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle.


Cagniant, H. 2009. Le genre Cataglyphis Foerster, 1850 au Maroc. Orsis. 24:41-71.