Cataglyphis cana

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Cataglyphis cana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. cana
Binomial name
Cataglyphis cana
Santschi, 1925

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Morocco (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.

  • cana. Cataglyphis albicans var. cana Santschi, 1925g: 356 (w.) MOROCCO. [First available use of Myrmecocystus albicans subsp. vaucheri var. cana Emery, 1906d: 54; unavailable name.] Cagniant, 2009: 58 (q.m.). Subspecies of albicans: Santschi, 1929b: 38. Raised to species: Collingwood, 1978: 73.



  • Collingwood, C. A. 1978. A provisional list of Iberian Formicidae with a key to the worker caste (Hym. Aculeata). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 52: 65-95 (page 73, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1925g. Fourmis d'Espagne et autres espèces paléarctiques (Hymenopt.). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 1: 339-360 (page 356, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1929b. Étude sur les Cataglyphis. Rev. Suisse Zool. 36: 25-70 (page 38, Variety of albicans)