Cerapachys xizangensis

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Cerapachys xizangensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Cerapachys
Species: C. xizangensis
Binomial name
Cerapachys xizangensis
Tang & Li, 1982

C. xizangensis is most likely a synonym of Cerapachys sulcinodis based on details provided in the original description. Unfortunately, type material of C. xizangensis has not yet been examined to confirm this synonymy (Chen et al. 2016).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Tibet (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • xizangensis. Cerapachys xizangensis Tang, C. & Li, 1982: 372, figs. 1-3 (w.) CHINA (Tibet).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 45 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype China: Tibet, SE Xizang Plateau, 1973 (1974?) (F. Huang); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depository: IZAS.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 145; Tang, J., Li, et al. 1995: 27; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 24; Chen, Shi & Zhou, 2016: 9 (in key).
    • Distribution: China.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Li Z.h. 2006. List of Chinese Insects. Volume 4. Sun Yat-sen University Press
  • Tang C., and S. Li. 1982. Hymenoptera: Formicidae (pp. 371-374). In Xizang Kunchong (Tibetan Insects) 2: 508 pp. Beijing.
  • Tang J., Li S., Huang E., Zhang B. and Chen Y.. 1995. Hymenoptera: Formicidae (1). Economic Insect Fauna of China 47: 1-133.