Proformica nitida

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Proformica nitida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Proformica
Species: P. nitida
Binomial name
Proformica nitida
Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1923

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Specimen Labels




Records from Turkey are probably based on misidentifications (Borowiec, 2014).

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 41.508577° to 36.10083333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Iran, Kazakhstan (type locality), Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Türkiye.

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.

  • nitida. Proformica nitida Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1923: 246 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. [Also described as new by Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927b: 26.] Senior synonym of alpina (and its junior synonym orites): Dlussky, 1969a: 222; Tarbinsky, 1976: 166.
  • alpina. Proformica nitida var. alpina Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927b: 26 (w.) RUSSIA. Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928a: 22 (m.). Senior synonym of orites (unnecessary replacement name): Dlussky, 1969a: 222. Junior synonym of nitida: Dlussky, 1969a: 222; Tarbinsky, 1976: 166.
  • orites. Formica (Proformica) nitida var. orites Santschi, 1928b: 46. Unnecessary replacement name for, and hence junior synonym of, alpina Kuznetsov-Ugamsky: Dlussky, 1969a: 222.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2012. Ants of Greece - Checklist, comments and new faunistic data (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus 23(4): 461-563.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Nezhad S. H., S. P. Rad, F. Firouzi, and D. Agosti. 2012. New and additional records for the ant fauna from Iran (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoology in the Middle East 55: 65-74.
  • Ran H., and S. Y. Zhou. 2013. Checklist of Chinese Ants: Formicomorph Subfamilies ( Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (III). Journal of Guangxi Normal University : Natural Science Edition 31(1): 104-111.
  • Schultz, R., A. G. Radchenko, and B. Seifert. "A critical checklist of the ants of Kyrgyzstan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 201-207.