Myrmica sinoschencki

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Myrmica sinoschencki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. sinoschencki
Binomial name
Myrmica sinoschencki
Radchenko & Elmes, 2008

Nothing is known about the biology of Myrmica sinoschencki.


Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - A member of the schencki group. It differs from all known species of the schencki-group (except for Myrmica onoyamai and Myrmica inucta) by its distinctly wider frons (mean FI > 0.33 vs. ≤ 0.32). M. sinoschencki has much more extended frontal lobes than M. onoyamai (FLI > 1.35 vs. < 1.25), while the very reduced sculpture of M. inucta, appearing dark and shiny, well distinguishes from all other species of the schencki-group (for more details see Radchenko, Elmes and Alicata 2006; Radchenko et al. 2008).

Keys including this Species


Sichuan Province, China.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Known only from the worker caste.


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

  • sinoschencki. Myrmica sinoschencki Radchenko & Elmes, in Radchenko, Zhou, et al. 2008: 778, figs. 31-38 (w.) CHINA. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 279.


Type Material

Holotype, w, China, Sichuan Prov., Maoxian, 40 km N Winchuan, 1800 m, 23.viii.2002, leg: S. Murzin and I. Shokhin (Petersburg); paratypes: 2 workers with the same label as holotype (Petersburg, Kiev).


Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - from a combination of the word sino = pertaining to China (derived from the classical Latin name Sinae = China) and the name schencki, to indicate that this species belongs to the schencki species group.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chen Z. L., S. Y. Zhou, and J. H. Huang. 2016. Seven species new to science and one newly recorded species of the ant genus Myrmica Latreille, 1804 from China, with proposal of a new synonym (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). ZooKeys 551: 85–128.