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.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 22° to 22°.

Tropical South

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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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.





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

  • gallagheri. Cardiocondyla gallagheri Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 327, fig. 10 (w.) OMAN.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Oman: Wahiba Sands, 18.xii.1989 (M.D. Gallagher).
    • Type-depository: WMLC.
    • Status as species: Collingwood, et al. 2011: 422; Borowiec, L. 2014: 46.
    • Distribution: 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


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.
  • Collingwood C. A., D. Agosti, M. R. Sharaf, A. Van Harten, 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 405-474
  • Collingwood C.A., D.Agosti, M.R. Sharaf, and A. van Harten. 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod fauna of the UAE, 4: 405–474
  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insects: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2) Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15: 300-385.
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.
  • Sharaf M. R., B. L. Fisher, H. M. Al Dhafer, A. Polaszek, and A. S. Aldawood. 2018. Additions to the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Oman: an updated list, new records and a description of two new species. Asian Myrmecology 10: e010004