Cataglyphis altisquamis

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Cataglyphis altisquamis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species group: alitisquamis
Species: C. altisquamis
Binomial name
Cataglyphis altisquamis
(André, 1881)

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Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 40.420278° to 34.7958°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran, Israel, Syria (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.

  • altisquamis. Myrmecocystus altisquamis André, 1881b: 56, pl. 3, figs. 6, 7 (w.) SYRIA (“Antiliban”).
    • André, 1882b: 171 (q.).
    • Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1912f: 104; Emery, 1925b: 264;
    • combination in C. (Monocombus): Santschi, 1929b: 34.
    • Subspecies of viatica: Forel, 1911h: 458.
    • Status as species: André, 1882b: 169 (in key); Emery, 1884a: 376; Forel, 1890a: lxvii; Emery, 1891b: 16; Dalla Torre, 1893: 216; Forel, 1894d: 7; Forel, 1895d: 228; Ruzsky, 1905b: 436; Emery, 1906d: 56; Emery, 1908g: 216; Karavaiev, 1910b: 39; Emery, 1925b: 264; Santschi, 1929b: 34; Menozzi, 1933b: 85; Ceballos, 1956: 317; Arnol'di, 1964: 1811; Collingwood, 1978: 92 (in key); Kugler, J. 1988: 259; Agosti, 1990b: 1482; Tinaut, 1991: 220; Bolton, 1995b: 134; Radchenko, 1997c: 429; Radchenko, 1998: 506 (in key); Paknia, et al. 2008: 153; Vonshak, et al. 2009: 39; Borowiec, L. 2014: 51; Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, 2014: 139.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Agosti D. 1990. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 24: 1457-1505.
  • Agosti, D. 1990. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymentopera: Formicidae) . Journal of Natural History 24:1457-1505.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Dusmet, J. M.. "Algunos formícidos y mutílidos de España." Actas de la Sociedad Española de Historia Natural Tomo XXVII (1899): 109.
  • Forel A. 1890. Fourmis de Tunisie et de l'Algérie orientale. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 34: lxi-lxxvi.
  • Forel, A.. "Les Formicides de la Province d'Oran (Algérie)." Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 30 (1894): 1-45.
  • Forel, A.. "Südpalaearctische Ameisen." Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gessellschaft 9 (1895): 227-234.
  • Kugler J. 1988. The zoogeography of Israel. 9. The zoogeography of social insects of Israel and Sinai. Monographiae biologicae 62: 251-275.
  • Tohme G. 1996. Formicidae. Etude de la diversité biologique n° 4 . Ministère de l’Agriculture à Beyrouth (Eds.). P85-87.
  • Vonshak M., and A. Ionescu-Hirsch. 2009. A checklist of the ants of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 39: 33-55.