Chronoxenus walshi

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Chronoxenus walshi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Chronoxenus
Species: C. walshi
Binomial name
Chronoxenus walshi
(Forel, 1895)

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 22.157° to 22.157°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • walshi. Bothriomyrmex walshi Forel, 1895e: 471 (w.q.) INDIA (West Bengal, Odisha).
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated).
    • [Notes (i): Baroni Urbani, 1977e: 79, cites 1w syntype NHMB; (ii) Shattuck, 1994: 37, cites 14w, 1q syntypes (13w, 1q MHNG, 1w NHMB).]
    • Type-localities: India: Calcutta (T. Walsh), India: Orissa (Taylor).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, NHMB.
    • [Misspelled as walohi by Chapman & Capco, 1951: 187.]
    • Combination in Bothriomyrmex (Chronoxenus): Santschi, 1919i: 202;
    • combination in Bothroponera: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 52 (error);
    • combination in Chronoxenus: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011: 166.
    • Status as species: Bingham, 1903: 306; Forel, 1906b: 86; Emery, 1913a: 28; Menozzi, 1939a: 338; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 187; Shattuck, 1994: 37; Bolton, 1995b: 81; Tang, J., Li, et al. 1995: 88; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 24; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 18.
    • Distribution: China, India.



Bingham (1903): Dark castaneous brown or black, smooth and shining, except the abdomen, which is conspicuously pubescent; the mandibles, antennae, tibiae and tarsi of the legs yellowish. Head oval, longer than broad; mandibles stout, convex, exteriorly with 7 small but acute teeth; clypeus subtriangular, its anterior margin transverse, posterior margin not clearly defined; antennae comparatively short and stout, densely pubescent, the scape not quite reaching the top of the head ; eyes placed laterally and a little forward, closer to the base of the mandibles than to the top of the head. Thorax short and comparatively broad, the pro-meso- and meso-metanotal sutures very distinct and well-marked, the pro- notum, mesonotum and basal portion of the metanotum convex, the last obliquely truncate at apex, the truncate apical portion much longer than the basal portion; legs short, somewhat stout and densely pubescent. Node of the pedicel low, flat posteriorly, inclined to the front; abdomen broadly oval.

Length: 1.5 - 2 mm


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Dad J. M., S. A. Akbar, H. Bharti, and A. A. Wachkoo. 2019. Community structure and ant species diversity across select sites ofWestern Ghats, India. Acta Ecologica Sinica 39: 219–228.
  • Forel A. 1895. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part V. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 9: 453-472.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Hua Li-zhong. 2006. List of Chinese insects Vol. IV. Pages 262-273. Sun Yat-sen university Press, Guangzhou. 539 pages.
  • Li Z.h. 2006. List of Chinese Insects. Volume 4. Sun Yat-sen University Press
  • Tang J., Li S., Huang E., Zhang B. and Chen Y.. 1995. Hymenoptera: Formicidae (1). Economic Insect Fauna of China 47: 1-133.