Radchenko & Elmes, 2008
Nothing is known about the biology of Myrmica sinoschencki.
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - A member of the schencki group. It differs from all known species of the schencki-group (except for Myrmica onoyamai and Myrmica inucta) by its distinctly wider frons (mean FI > 0.33 vs. ≤ 0.32). M. sinoschencki has much more extended frontal lobes than M. onoyamai (FLI > 1.35 vs. < 1.25), while the very reduced sculpture of M. inucta, appearing dark and shiny, well distinguishes from all other species of the schencki-group (for more details see Radchenko, Elmes and Alicata 2006; Radchenko et al. 2008).
Keys including this Species
Sichuan Province, China.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
Check data from AntWeb
Known only from the worker caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- sinoschencki. Myrmica sinoschencki Radchenko & Elmes, in Radchenko, Zhou, et al. 2008: 778, figs. 31-38 (w.) CHINA. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 279.
Holotype, w, China, Sichuan Prov., Maoxian, 40 km N Winchuan, 1800 m, 23.viii.2002, leg: S. Murzin and I. Shokhin (Petersburg); paratypes: 2 workers with the same label as holotype (Petersburg, Kiev).
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - from a combination of the word sino = pertaining to China (derived from the classical Latin name Sinae = China) and the name schencki, to indicate that this species belongs to the schencki species group.
- Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.
- Radchenko, A.G., Zhou, S., Elmes, G.W. & Rigato, F. 2008. Seven new Myrmica species from China. Annales Zoologici (Warszawa) 58: 767-784. PDF