Bothriomyrmex crosi

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Bothriomyrmex crosi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Bothriomyrmex
Species: B. crosi
Binomial name
Bothriomyrmex crosi
Santschi, 1919

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 36.55° to 30.805833°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




Images from AntWeb

Bothriomyrmex crosi casent0911474 h 1 high.jpgBothriomyrmex crosi casent0911474 p 1 high.jpgBothriomyrmex crosi casent0911474 d 1 high.jpgBothriomyrmex crosi casent0911474 l 1 high.jpg
Paralectotype of Bothriomyrmex crosiWorker. Specimen code casent0911474. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • crosi. Bothriomyrmex crosi Santschi, 1919i: 212, pl. 3, figs. 32-37 (w.q.m.) ALGERIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queens, syntype males (numbers not stated).
    • [Notes (i): Kostyuk, 1976: 99, cites 8w syntypes SIZK; (ii) Baroni Urbani, 1977e: 78, cites 87w, 2q, 10m syntypes NHMB; (iii) Shattuck, 1994: 33, cites 98w, 2q, 10m syntypes (87w, 2q, 10m NHMB, 8w SIZK, 3w USNM); (iv) Radchenko, Fisher, et al. 2024: 280, cite 10w syntypes SIZK.]
    • Type-locality: Algeria: Mascara (A. Cros).
    • Type-depositories: NHMB, SIZK, USNM.
    • Status as species: Menozzi, 1940: 270; Shattuck, 1994: 33; Bolton, 1995b: 81; Cagniant, 2006a: 193; Seifert, 2012b: 101; Borowiec, L. 2014: 22.
    • Distribution: Algeria, Libya, Morocco.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Cagniant, H. "Liste actualisee des fourmis du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 193-200.
  • Cagniant, H. Les peuplements de fourmis des forêts algériennes: écologie, biocénotique, essai biologique. Universite de Toulouse, 1973.
  • Delye, G., and J. L. Bonaric. "Fourmis du sud Marocain." Etude de certains milieux du Maroc et de leux evolution recente RCP 249 (1973).
  • Santschi, F. 1919. Fourmis du genre "Bothriomyrmex" Emery (systématique et moeurs). Revue de Zoologie Africaine 7: 201-224.
  • Seifert B. 2012. A review of the West Palearctic species of the ant genus Bothriomyrmex Emery 1869 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 17: 91-104.