Cataglyphis isis

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Cataglyphis isis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. isis
Binomial name
Cataglyphis isis
(Forel, 1913)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Iraq, Israel.

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.

  • isis. Myrmecocystus (Cataglyphis) diehlii var. isis Forel, 1913d: 434 (w.) EGYPT. [First available use of Myrmecocystus viaticus subsp. diehlii var. isis Forel, 1909e: 385; unavailable name.] Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1925b: 265. Subspecies of diehlii: Pisarski, 1965: 421. Raised to species: Collingwood, 1985: 288. Senior synonym of protuberata: Radchenko, 1997c: 431; Radchenko, 1998: 505 (in key).
  • protuberata. Cataglyphis bicolor var. protuberata Crawley, 1920b: 177 (w.) IRAQ. Subspecies of bicolor: Santschi, 1929b: 53. Junior synonym of isis: Radchenko, 1997c: 431.



  • Collingwood, C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna Saudi Arab. 7: 230-302 (page 288, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 265, Combination in Cataglyphis)
  • Forel, A. 1913d. Fourmis de la faune méditerranéenne récoltées par MM. U. et J. Sahlberg. Rev. Suisse Zool. 21: 427-438 (page 434, worker described)
  • Pisarski, B. 1965. Les fourmis du genre Cataglyphis Foerst. en Irak (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Bull. Acad. Pol. Sci. Sér. Biol. 13: 417-422 (page 421, Subspecies of diehlii)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1997a [1996]. Key to ants of the genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Asian Palaearctics. Entomol. Rev. (Birm.) 76: 430-437 (page 431, Senior synonym of protuberata)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1998a. A key to the ants of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Asia. Entomol. Obozr. 77: 502-508 (page 505, Senior synonym of protuberata)