Tapinoma karavaievi

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Tapinoma karavaievi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: T. karavaievi
Binomial name
Tapinoma karavaievi
Emery, 1925

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan (type locality), Turkmenistan.

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.

  • karavaievi. Tapinoma simrothi subsp. karavaievi Emery, 1925d: 52, fig. 5 (w.q.m.) KAZAKHSTAN. Raised to species: Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 547. Senior synonym of azerbeidzhanica: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 170.
  • azerbeidzhanica. Tapinoma simrothi subsp. azerbeidzhanica Karavaiev, 1932: 248, fig. 1 (w.m.) AZERBAIJAN. Junior synonym of karavaievi: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 170.

Taxonomic Notes

Khalili-Moghadam et al. (2019) - The status of Tapinoma karavaievi requires revision. The male genitalia are extremely similar to those of Tapinoma simrothi. Perhaps T. karavaievi is the only eastern morphotype of the widespread T. simrothi. Both taxa have been recorded in Iran but only T. karavaievi probably occurs in this area.