Syscia typhla

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Syscia typhla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Syscia
Species: S. typhla
Binomial name
Syscia typhla
Roger, 1861

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Sri Lanka (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • typhlus. Syscia typhla Roger, 1861a: 20 (w.) SRI LANKA.
    • Combination in Ponera (Syscia): Smith, F. 1871a: 322.
    • Combination in Cerapachys (Syscia): Emery, 1902c: 24.
    • Combination in Syscia: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 224.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 21; Mayr, 1863: 455; Dalla Torre, 1893: 17; Forel, 1900d: 329; Emery, 1902c: 24; Bingham, 1903: 31; Emery, 1911d: 10; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 20; Brown, 1975: 24, 74; Bolton, 1995b: 145; Chen, Shi & Zhou, 2016: 9 (in key).



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 145, catalogue)
  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1-280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 74, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1902c. Note mirmecologiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 6: 22-34 (page 24, Combination in Cerapachys (Syscia))
  • Forel, A. 1900f. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VII. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 303-332 (page 329, queen described)
  • Roger, J. 1861a. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen (Schluss). Berl. Entomol. Z. 5: 1-54 (page 20, worker described)