Strongylognathus koreanus

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

Strongylognathus koreanus casent0904871 p 1 high.jpg

Strongylognathus koreanus casent0904871 d 1 high.jpg

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Language: Japanese

This species is very rare. It has been collected only twice in Japan, from Masutomi-onsen, Yamanashi Prefecture (Nakano,1938), and Washu-zan, Okayama (not Hiroshima) Prefecture (Collingwood, 1976). Both were taken from nests of Tetramorium tsushimae. This species has long been known but nomenclaturally undetermined in Japan. Terayama (1988) recently identified it as S. koreanus Pisarski, originally described from the Korean Peninsula. There are only two Korean collection records, from Myohyang (the type locality) and Gumpongli-Saryangdo (Kim et al., 1989; Japanese Ant Image Database).

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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan, Republic of Korea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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Fig. 5. Photographs of details of structure of Strongylognathus potanini (A – paratype gyne, ANTWEB CASENT0916957; C – paratype male, ANTWEB CASENT0916958), Strongylognathus koreanus (B – paratype worker, ANTWEBCASENT 0916959) and S. dao (D – paratype male, ANTWEB CASENT0916956). A, B) – head in dorsal view. C, D) – head in lateral view.


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

  • koreanus. Strongylognathus koreanus Pisarski, 1966: 519, figs. 36-39 (w.) KOREA.



  • Pisarski, B. 1966. Études sur les fourmis du genre Strongylognathus Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 23: 509-523 (page 519, figs. 36-39 worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Choi B.M., Kim, C.H., Bang, J.R. 1993. Studies on the distribution of ants (Formicidae) in Korea (13). A checklist of ants from each province (Do), with taxonomic notes. Cheongju Sabom Taehakkyo Nonmunjip (Journal of Cheongju National University of Education) 30: 331-380.
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