Strongylognathus kratochvili

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Strongylognathus kratochvili
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. kratochvili
Binomial name
Strongylognathus kratochvili
Silhavy, 1937

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Specimen Labels


On the south-facing steppe slopes of the type locality near Mohelno, this species is preferentially found in patches with sparse vegetation cover and soil with mixed fine rubble. Patches without vegetation or with a dense grass cover are avoided. Hosts of this slave-making species include Tetramorium caespitum and Tetramorium moravicum.

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Bulgaria, Czech Republic.

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.

  • kratochvili. Strongylognathus kratochvili Silhavy, 1937: 5, 6 figs. (w.q.) CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Synonym of bulgaricus: Pisarski, 1966: 515. [Pisarski gives bulgaricus as senior name, but kratochvili has priority: Bolton, 1995b: 395.]
  • bulgaricus. Strongylognathus rehbinderi subsp. bulgaricus Pisarski, 1966: 515 (w.q.m.) BULGARIA. [First available use of Strongylognathus huberi subsp. rehbinderi var. bulgarica Viehmeyer, 1922: 211; unavailable name.] Raised to species: Bolton, 1976: 306; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 158. Synonym of kratochvili: Pisarski, 1966: 515. [Pisarski gives bulgaricus as senior synonym, but kratochvili has priority: Bolton, 1995b: 395.]



  • Pisarski, B. 1966. Études sur les fourmis du genre Strongylognathus Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 23: 509-523 (page 515, Synonym of bulgaricus)
  • Seifert, B. 2018. The ants of Central and Northern Europe. lutra Verlags- und Vertiebsgesellschaft, Tauer, 408 pp.
  • Silhavy, V. 1937b. Strongylognathus kratochvili n. sp., novy preaglacialni mravenec z Moravy. Sb. Prírodoved. Klubu Trebici 1: 5-12 (page 5, 6, figs. worker, queen described)