Temnothorax mongolicus

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Temnothorax mongolicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. mongolicus
Binomial name
Temnothorax mongolicus
(Pisarski, 1969)

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T. mongolicus most resembles Temnothorax pisarskii, with details about distinctions between these two ants noted under the latter.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Mongolia (type locality), Russian Federation.

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.

  • mongolicus. Leptothorax serviculus subsp. mongolicus Pisarski, 1969b: 299, figs. 5-10 (w.) MONGOLIA. Radchenko, 1995c: 18 (q.m.). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Raised to species: Radchenko, 1994d: 156 (in key); Radchenko, 1995c: 18.

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


Type Material

Radchenko (2004) - Mongolia, Songino, 24 km SW from Ulan-Bator, 22.v.1962, No 3299, leg. R. Bielawski & B. Pisarski; paratypes: 4 workers, Mongolia, Uburchangaj aimak, Changai Distr., 18 km S from Somon Chužirt, 1830 m a.s.l., 29.vi.1964, No. 223, leg. Z. KASZAB (Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Hungarian Natural History Museum).

Determination Clarifications

Radchenko (2004) - Collingwood (1976) determined a couple of specimens from North Korea as Temnothorax serviculus, but really they belong to T. mongolicus (material in HNHM, examined). This mistake was repeated by Terayama et al. (1992) and by Kim (1996, 2003).