Cataglyphis frigida persica

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Cataglyphis frigida persica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. frigida
Subspecies: C. frigida persica
Trinomial name
Cataglyphis frigida persica
(Emery, 1906)

Cataglyphis frigidus persicus casent00178848 profile 1.jpg

Cataglyphis frigidus persicus casent00178848 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran (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.

  • persica. Myrmecocystus frigidus var. persica Emery, 1906d: 50, fig. 7 (w.) IRAN. Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1925b: 264.

Taxonomic Notes

Pashaei Rad et al., (2018): Cataglyphis frigidus (André, 1881). Type location Syria, CASENT0102117 (probably a media worker). Cataglyphis persicus minor matches type. Prior Iran records in Paknia et al. (2008). The majors of Paknia ZMGU1419 (held by Brian Taylor) and Torabi 12 are identical, minors of both match the persicus type.