Strongylognathus silvestrii

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Strongylognathus silvestrii
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Strongylognathus
Species: S. silvestrii
Binomial name
Strongylognathus silvestrii
Menozzi, 1936

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Specimen Labels

At a Glance • Dulotic  



The sympatric occurrence of Strongylognathus huberi dalmaticus and S. silvestrii on Crete supports the distinctiveness of the two taxa. They differ in many characters: in dorsal view S. silvestrii appears slimmer than S. h. dalmaticus, with more narrow petiole and postpetiole; sculpture of the head in S. silvestrii is residual with only few striae on sides of anterior margin of head and behind eyes while in S. h. dalmaticus distinct striae occur on sides of anterior margin of head, around antennal scrobes, on sides of frontal triangle and on sides of head, also along ventral margin of eyes. Punctation of head in S. silvestrii is distinctly finer and sparser than in S. h. dalmaticus. Propodeal spines in S. silvestrii are distinctly smaller than in S. h. dalmaticus. S. silvestrii has less sculptured petiole and postpetiole with anterior face and top of nodes mostly smooth and shiny while in S. h. dalmaticus the anterior face of petiole is microreticulate and partly dull, top of nodes completely microreticulate with few low rugae.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece (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.

  • silvestrii. Strongylognathus silvestrii Menozzi, 1936d: 292, fig. 14 (w.q.) GREECE.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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