Cataglyphis cubica

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Cataglyphis cubica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. cubica
Binomial name
Cataglyphis cubica
(Forel, 1903)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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.

  • cubica. Myrmecocystus albicans r. cubicus Forel, 1903c: 267 (w.q.) MOROCCO.
    • Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1925b: 263.
    • Status as species: Cagniant, 2006a: 194; Cagniant, 2009: 51.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Cagniant, H.. "Liste actualisee des fourmis du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 193-200.
  • Forel, A.. "Mélanges entomologiques, biologiques et autres." Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 47 (1903): 249-268.
  • Sanllorente O., P. Lorite, F. Ruano, T. Palomeque, and A. Tinaut. 2017. Phylogenetic relationships between the slave-making ants Rossomyrmex and their Proformica hosts in relation to other genera of the ant tribe Formicini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J Zool Syst Evol Res. 1–13.
  • de Haro, Andrés, Juan-José de Haro, and C. A. Collingwood. "Cataglyphis cubicus (Forel, 1903) stat. nov. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) y male nov., grupo albicans, de Asilah, costa atlántica de Marruecos." Orsis 20 (2005): 13-25.