Cardiocondyla gallagheri

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Cardiocondyla gallagheri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Cardiocondyla
Species: C. gallagheri
Binomial name
Cardiocondyla gallagheri
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Cardiocondyla gallagheri.


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species differs from Cardiocondyla emeryi by the sharper more upright spines, the more shallow mesopropodeal furrow, the more domed petiole, the wider postpetiole and stronger alitrunk sculpture.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Oman (type locality).

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.

  • gallagheri. Cardiocondyla gallagheri Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 327, fig. 10 (w.) OMAN.

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



Holotype: TL 3.23; HL 0.60; HW 0.46; SL 0.47; EL 0.155; PW 0.152; PPW 0.29.

The antennal scapes just fail to meet the occipital margin. The eyes are prominent. The mesopropodeal furrow is shallow, the mesonotum meeting the propodeum at an oblique angle. The propodeum is mildly convex, not flat. The propodeal spines are moderately long (0.09 mm). The petiole is a thick rounded dome longer than wide in dorsal view. The postpetiole is clearly wider than long and almost twice as wide as the petiole. The head is coarsely sculptured with large shallow punctures and a median band of longitudinal striae. The alitrunk and petiole have similar but more superficial sculpture on the dorsum while the postpetiole and gaster are smooth with a faint reticulate sculpture. The colour is evenly brown with legs and antennae only slightly paler.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Oman, Wahiba Sands, 18.xn.1989, M.D. Gallagher. World Museum, Liverpool Paratypes: 4 workers, same series as holotype. Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel