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 group: christophi
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 while Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran in a Caspian moist littoral area.

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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)
  • Pashaei Rad, S., Taylor, B., Torabi, R., Aram, E., Abolfathi, G., Afshari, R., Borjali, F., Ghatei, M., Hediary, F., Jazini, F., Heidary Kiah, V., Mahmoudi, Z., Safariyan, F., Seiri, M. 2018. Further records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 64, 145-159 (doi:10.1080/09397140.2018.1442301).
  • 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)
  • Seifert, B. 2018. The ants of Central and Northern Europe. lutra Verlags- und Vertiebsgesellschaft, Tauer, 408 pp.
  • 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]