Myrmica ruzskyana

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Myrmica ruzskyana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. ruzskyana
Binomial name
Myrmica ruzskyana
Radchenko & Elmes, 2010

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Found at the altitude ca. 3660 m (12,000 ft) in a subalpine meadow.


A member of the smythiesii group.

Keys including this Species



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • exigua. Myrmica smythiesi subsp. exigua Ruzsky, 1915a: 440, figs. 19, 20 (w.m.) TIBET. [Junior primary homonym of exigua Buckley, 1867: 342, above.] Replacement name: ruzskyana Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 249.
  • ruzskyana. Myrmica ruzskyana Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 249. Replacement name for exigua Ruzsky, 1915a: 440. [Junior primary homonym of exigua Buckley, 1867: 342.]

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


Type Material

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - Lectotype (designated here), w, [river Ba-chju, 12,000', Kam, bassin of riv. Yangtze, 2/3.viii.1900] (Moscow); paralectotypes: 14 w, 1 m with the same label (Moscow, Petersburg).


Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - dedicated to the famous Russian myrmecologist M. D. Ruzsky, who originally named the species M. exigua.


  • Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.
  • Seifert, B., Schltz, R., Ritz, M.S., Ritz, C.M. 2018. Cryptic species of the Myrmica tibetana complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) revealed by integrative taxonomy. Myrmecological News, 27: 93-110.