Lasius obscuratus

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Lasius obscuratus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species complex: obscuratus
Species: L. obscuratus
Binomial name
Lasius obscuratus
Stitz, 1930

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Tibet (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China, Georgia, Mongolia, Russian Federation.

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.

  • obscuratus. Lasius brunneus var. obscuratus Stitz, 1930: 239 (w.q.) TAJIKISTAN.
    • Junior synonym of alienus: Wilson, 1955a: 78; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1435.
    • Status as species: Seifert, 1992b: 21 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 225; Collingwood & Heatwole, 2000: 12; Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008: 136; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 33; Borowiec, L. 2014: 89.
    • Senior synonym of gebaueri: Seifert, 2020: 55.
  • gebaueri. Lasius (Lasius) gebaueri Seifert, 1992b: 22, fig. 15 (w.) CHINA (Tibet).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 223; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 33.
    • Junior synonym of obscuratus: Seifert, 2020: 55.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Collingwood C., and H. Heatwole. 2000. Ants from Northwestern China (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Psyche 103 (1-2): 1-24.
  • Dubovikoff D. A., and Z. M. Yusupov. 2018. Family Formicidae - Ants. In Belokobylskij S. A. and A. S. Lelej: Annotated catalogue of the Hymenoptera of Russia. Proceedingss of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 6: 197-210.
  • Gratiashvili N., Barjadze S. 2008. Checklist of the ants (Formicidae Latreille, 1809) of Georgia. Proceedings of the Institute of Zoology (Tbilisi) 23: 130-146.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Pfeiffer M., R. Schultz, A. Radchenko, S. Yamane, M. Woyciechowski, U. Aibek, and B. Seifert. 2007. A critical checklist of the ants of Mongolia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 55: 1-8.
  • Ran H., and S. Y. Zhou. 2012. Checklist of chinese ants: formicomorph subfamilies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) II. Journal of Guangxi Normal University: Natural Science Edition 30(4): 81-91.
  • Seifert B. 1992. A taxonomic revision of the Palaearctic members of the ant subgenus Lasius s.str. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Abhandlungen und Berichte des Naturkundemuseums Görlitz 66(5): 1-67.