Kartidris matertera

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Kartidris matertera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Kartidris
Species: K. matertera
Binomial name
Kartidris matertera
Bolton, 1991

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Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Thailand (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.

  • matertera. Kartidris matertera Bolton, 1991: 13, fig. 21 (w.) THAILAND.

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



Holotype. TL 3.8, HL 0.86, HW 0.75, CI 87, SL 0.80, SI 107, PW 0.54, AL 1.10. Maximum diameter of eye 0.19 (0.25 x HW). Answering to description given for Kartidris nyos but contrasting as follows.

(i) Eyes with only sparse minute curved hairs arising between the facets.

(ii) Dorsal outline of propodeum rising to a distinct peak immediately behind the metanotal groove.

(iii) Pilosity sparse on all dorsal surfaces, many or most hairs on the first gastral tergite subdecumbent to decumbent.

Paratype. TL 3.8-4.0, HL 0.84-0.90, HW 0.73-0.78, CI 87-89, SL 0.80-0.86, SI 107-111, PW 0.52-0.55, AL 1.00-1.15. Maximum diameter of eye 0.18-0.20 (0.25-0.26 x HW) (10 measured). As holotype.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Thailand: Nong Hoi, 2.viii.1975 (D. Jackson) (The Natural History Museum). Paratypes, 29 workers with same data as holotype (The Natural History Museum; Museum of Comparative Zoology; Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève).