Cataglyphis shuaibensis

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Cataglyphis shuaibensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. shuaibensis
Binomial name
Cataglyphis shuaibensis
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

The type material was obtained from a group of nests was found in a protected south-facing terrace just below the summit of Djebel an-Nabi Shuaib at approximately 3300 m.


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species comes near to Cataglyphis aenescens and allied species in south-eastern Europe and Turkestan.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Yemen (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.

  • shuaibensis. Cataglyphis shuaibensis Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 382 (w.) YEMEN.
    • Status as species: Borowiec, L. 2014: 60.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Holotype: TL 6.3; HL 1.60; HW 1.32; SL 1.64; EL 0.42; PW 0.82; PL 0.29.

Colour totally black except for mid-brown tarsi. The gaster is brilliant and the head, alitrunk and petiole are shining with superficial reticulate sculpture. There are no dorsal hairs on the alitrunk, three pairs on the first tergite dorsum and there are long hairs on the inside femora and tibiae. The propodeum is high with the dorsal and descending faces of nearly equal length.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Yemen, Djebel an-Nabi Shuaib, 18.III.l993, C.A. Collingwood. - Paratypes: males, workers, same series as holotype and nests from the same locality.