Strongylognathus christophi

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Strongylognathus christophi
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Strongylognathus
Species: S. christophi
Binomial name
Strongylognathus christophi
Emery, 1889

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Specimen Labels


Zryanin & Zryanina (2007) report this species from steppe habitats in Russia.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation (type locality), Turkmenistan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • christophi. Strongylognathus christophi Emery, 1889a: 439 (q.) RUSSIA. Forel, 1900e: 280 (w.); Radchenko, 1985a: 1519 (m.). Subspecies of huberi: Emery, 1898c: 145; Emery, 1909d: 709; Wheeler, W.M. 1909g: 186; Emery, 1924d: 285. Status as species: Forel, 1904c: 1; Ruzsky, 1905b: 545; Pisarski, 1966: 510; Bolton, 1976: 305; Tarbinsky, 1976: 116; Radchenko, 1985a: 1519. Senior synonym of ruzskyi: Radchenko, 1991: 88.
  • ruzskyi. Strongylognathus huberi subsp. ruzskyi Emery, 1909d: 711 (w.) RUSSIA. Radchenko, 1985a: 1517 (q.m.). Raised to species: Bolton, 1976: 309; Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 546; Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 233. Junior synonym of christophi: Radchenko, 1991: 88.



  • Bolton, B. 1976. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Constituent genera, review of smaller genera and revision of Triglyphothrix Forel. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 34: 281-379 (page 305, Status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1889b. Intorno ad alcune formiche della fauna paleartica. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 27[=(2)(7): 439-443 (page 439, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1898c. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der palaearktischen Ameisen. Öfvers. Fin. Vetensk.-Soc. Förh. 20: 124-151 (page 145, Subspecies/variety of huberi)
  • Emery, C. 1909f. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil IX. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1909: 695-712 (page 709, Subspecies/variety of huberi)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 285, Subspecies/variety of huberi)
  • Forel, A. 1900h. Fourmis du Japon. Nids en toile. Strongylognathus Huberi et voisins. Fourmilière triple. Cyphomymrex Wheeleri. Fourmis importées. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 10: 267-287 (page 280, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1904d. Miscellanea myrmécologiques. Rev. Suisse Zool. 12: 1-52 (page 1, Status as species)
  • Pisarski, B. 1966. Études sur les fourmis du genre Strongylognathus Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 23: 509-523 (page 510, Status as species)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1985b. Ants of the genus Strongylognathus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the European part of the USSR. Zool. Zh. 6 64: 1514-1523 (page 1519, male described)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1985b. Ants of the genus Strongylognathus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the European part of the USSR. Zool. Zh. 6 64: 1514-1523 (page 1519, Status as species)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1991b. Ants of the genus Strongylognathus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the USSR fauna. Zool. Zh. 70(1 10: 84-90 (page 88, Senior synonym of ruzskyi)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 545, Status as species)
  • Tarbinsky, Y. S. 1976. The ants of Kirghizia. Frunze: Ilim, 217 pp. (page 116, Status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1909g. Observations on some European ants. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 17: 172-187 (page 186, Subspecies/variety of huberi)
  • Zryanin, V.A. and Zryanina, T.A. 2007. Novye dannye o faune murav’ev Srednego Povolzh’ya. Uspekhi Sovremennoj Biologii. 127:226-240. [in Russian]