Strongylognathus minutus

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Strongylognathus minutus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Strongylognathus
Species: S. minutus
Binomial name
Strongylognathus minutus
Radchenko, 1991

Strongylognatus minutus holotype queen p.jpg

Strongylognatus minutus holotype queen d.jpg

At a Glance • Dulotic  



Radchenko and Duibovikoff (2011)

Strongylognathus kabakovi Strongylognathus minutus
Occipital margin of the head distinctly thought not strongly concave Occipital margin of the head almost straight
Much less hairy species Much more hairy species
dorsal surface on the head with only two long setae on the occipital corners, and with similar ones on the clypeus

ventral surface of the head completely hairless

alitrunk and gaster with a few scattered long hairs

both dorsal and ventral surfaces of the head with numerous erect hairs of various length

mandibles with erect to suberect hairs on the distal third of their inner margin

alitrunk and gaster with abundant long erect hairs

Sculpture finer Sculpture coarser
only lower part of frons with fine longitudinal striation

medial part of scutum finely striatopunctated, scutellum smooth and shiny

frons entirely with not coarse longitudinal rugulosity medial part of scutum not coarsely longitudinally rugose, scutellum with longitudinally-concentric rugulosity, only its central part smooth and shiny


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 41.424167° to 41.424167°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



This species is a slave-maker, but its host is unknown.



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

  • minutus. Strongylognathus minutus Radchenko, 1991: 84, fig. 1 (w.q.m.) KAZAKHSTAN, TURKMENISTAN, UZBEKISTAN.
    • Type-material: holotype queen, 41 paratype workers, 10 paratype queens, 20 paratype males.
    • Type-locality: holotype Turkmenistan: Kopet Dag, Tuzly Valley, Chandyr, 27.x.1935, no. 6914 (K. Arnol’di); paratypes: 2 queens Kopet Dag, Dashtoi tract, 2.xi.1984 (G. Kuznetsov); 1 queen Turkmenistan: Ashkabat, 24.iii.1932 (L. Vlasov); 4 workers Kopet Dag, Kara-Kala, 3.iv.1982 (S. Zabelin), 15 workers, 6 queens, 13 males Kazakhstan: Dzhungaria Alatau, 95 km. from Ozeka, 30.viii.1978, no.206 (S. Bursakov), 6 workers Kazakhstan: left bank river Ili, Kalchagai rocks, 14.viii.1978, no. 151 (S. Bursakov), 6 workers, 7 males Kazakhstan: Katutau Mts, 1200-1400 m., 22.vii.1978 (S. Bursakov), 1 queen Uzbekistan: Yakkabag (Kashka-Darinskaya oblast), 29.xi.1941 (K. Arnol’di), 13 workers Uzbekistan: Varganza, 31.v.1978, no. 78-176 (G. Dlussky).
    • Type-depository: ZMUM.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 395; Schultz, R. et al. 2006: 206.
    • Distribution: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.



  • Radchenko, A. G. 1991b. Ants of the genus Strongylognathus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the USSR fauna. Zool. Zh. 70(1 10: 84-90 (page 84, fig. 1 worker, queen, male described)
  • Radchenko, A. & Dubovikoff, D. 2011. First record of the ant genus Strongylognathus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Afghanistan, with description of a new species. Annales Zoologici. 61(4):807-810. (

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.