Strongylognathus cheliferus

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Strongylognathus chelifer
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Strongylognathus
Species group: huberi
Species: S. chelifer
Binomial name
Strongylognathus chelifer
Radchenko, 1985



The record of S. cheliferus from China is very improbable. This species is known only from southern Ukraine and belongs to the huberi species-group. We suppose that its record from China might belong to S. koreanus or to S. dao. Hence, we propose to remove S. cheliferus from the list of Chinese ants. (Rachenko et al., 2017)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Russian Federation, Ukraine (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • chelifer. Strongylognathus cheliferus Radchenko, 1985a: 1516, fig. 2 (q.m.) UKRAINE.
    • [Justified emendation of spelling to chelifer: Radchenko, 2016: 261.]
    • Status as species: Radchenko, 1991: 89; Bolton, 1995b: 395; Borowiec, L. 2014: 163; Radchenko, 2016: 261.