Temnothorax gracilicornis nivarianus

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Temnothorax gracilicornis nivarianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. gracilicornis
Subspecies: T. gracilicornis nivarianus
Trinomial name
Temnothorax gracilicornis nivarianus
(Santschi, 1925)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands (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.

  • nivarianus. Leptothorax nivarianus Santschi, 1925g: 343 (w.q.) SPAIN (Canary Is). Senior synonym of guancha: Barquin, 1981: 283. Currently subspecies of gracilicornis: Barquin, 1981: 283.
  • guancha. Leptothorax nivarianus var. guancha Santschi, 1925g: 344 (w.q.) SPAIN (Canary Is). Junior synonym of nivarianus: Hohmann, La Roche, et al. 1993: 151.



  • Barquín, J. 1981. Las hormigas de Canarias. Taxonomía, ecología y distribución de los Formicidae. Colecc. Monogr. (Secr. Publ. Univ. La Laguna) 3: 1-584 (page 283, Subspecies of gracilicornis, and senior synonym of quancha)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Santschi, F. 1925g. Fourmis d'Espagne et autres espèces paléarctiques (Hymenopt.). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 1: 339-360 (page 343, worker, queen described)