Pseudolasius silvestrii

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Pseudolasius silvestrii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Pseudolasius
Species: P. silvestrii
Binomial name
Pseudolasius silvestrii
Wheeler, W.M., 1927

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 21.96608333° to 21.85955556°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Cambodia, Vietnam (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb

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.



  • Liu, C. et al. 2020. Ants of the Hengduan Mountains, Figure 55, Pseudolasius silvestrii.


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. Owned by Museum of Comparative Zoology.


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Images from AntWeb

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Worker. Specimen code casent0906274. Photographer Estella Ortega, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMUK, London, UK.


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

  • silvestrii. Pseudolasius silvestrii Wheeler, W.M. 1927h: 102, fig. 8 (s.) VIETNAM.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Xu Z. H., B. L. Yang, and G. Hu. 1999. Formicidae ant communities in fragments of montane rain forest in Xishuangbanna, China. Zoological Research 20(4): 288-293.
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  • Zryanin V. A. 2011. An eco-faunistic review of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). In: Structure and functions of soil communities of a monsoon tropical forest (Cat Tien National Park, southern Vietnam) / A.V. Tiunov (Editor). – M.: KMK Scientific Press. 2011. 277 р.101-124.
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