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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Specimen labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • typhla. Syscia typhla Roger, 1861a: 20 (w.) SRI LANKA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Sri Lanka (“Ceylon”): (no further data) (Nietner?).
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • Forel, 1900d: 329 (q.).
    • 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; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 24; Chen, Shi & Zhou, 2016: 9 (in key).
    • Distribution: China, Sri Lanka.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
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