Strongylognathus karawajewi

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Strongylognathus karawajewi
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Strongylognathus
Species: S. karawajewi
Binomial name
Strongylognathus karawajewi
Pisarski, 1966

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Specimen Labels

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S. karawajewi is distributed in Crimea, Transcaucasia, Kazakhstan and Central Asia, and its presence in China is unlikely. Because it is very similar to S. potanini and S. tylonus its records from China might belong to one of the above-mentioned species. Hence, we propose to remove S. karawajewi from the list of Chinese ants. (Radchenko et al., 2017)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • karawajewi. Strongylognathus karawajewi Pisarski, 1966: 521, figs. 40-43 (w.) UKRAINE (Crimea).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 5 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype Ukraine: Crimea, Magarach, 26.iii.1903, no. 4790 (Ryazantzev); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depositories: MNHU (holotype); MIZW, SIZK (paratypes).
    • [Misspelled as karawajevi by Kutter, 1968b: 205.]
    • Radchenko, 1985a: 1519 (q.); Radchenko, 1991: 88 (m.).
    • Status as species: Kutter, 1968b: 205; Arnol’di & Dlussky, 1978: 546 (in key); Bolton, 1976: 305; Radchenko, 1985a: 1519; Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 209; Radchenko, 1991: 87; Arakelian, 1994: 69; Bolton, 1995b: 395; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 95; Wei, Xu & He, 2001: 69 (in key); Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 53; Radchenko, 2016: 259.
    • Distribution: Armenia, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine.



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.
  • Czechowski W., A. Radchenko, W. Czechowska and K. Vepsäläinen. 2012. The ants of Poland with reference to the myrmecofauna of Europe. Fauna Poloniae 4. Warsaw: Natura Optima Dux Foundation, 1-496 pp
  • Dlussky G. M., O. S. Soyunov, and S. I. Zabelin. 1990. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp.
  • Dubovikoff D. A., and Z. M. Yusupov. 2018. Family Formicidae - Ants. In Belokobylskij S. A. and A. S. Lelej: Annotated catalogue of the Hymenoptera of Russia. Proceedingss of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 6: 197-210.
  • Pisarski B. 1966. Études sur les fourmis du genre Strongylognathus Mayr. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa. 23: 509-523.
  • Radchenko A. G., Y. Zhang, and J. Heinze. 2017. A new species of the ant genus Strongylognathus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Inner Mongolia, with notes on the species reported from China. Asian Myrmecology 9: e009016.