Temnothorax tauricus

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Temnothorax tauricus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. tauricus
Binomial name
Temnothorax tauricus
(Ruzsky, 1902)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Russian Federation, Ukraine (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • tauricus. Leptothorax unifasciatus var. tauricus Ruzsky, 1902d: 22 (w.) UKRAINE. Karavaiev, 1927a: 292 (q.); Radchenko, 1995c: 16 (m.). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Subspecies of unifasciatus: Arnol'di, 1977a: 202. Raised to species and senior synonym of pithyusae: Radchenko, 1994d: 157 (in key); Radchenko, 1995c: 16; senior synonym of babuganicus: Radchenko, 1995c: 16.
  • babuganicus. Leptothorax pithyusae subsp. babuganicus Arnol'di, 1977a: 201 (w.) UKRAINE. Junior synonym of tauricus: Radchenko, 1995c: 16.
  • pithyusae. Leptothorax pithyusae Arnol'di, 1977a: 201 (w.q.) RUSSIA. Junior synonym of tauricus: Radchenko, 1994d: 157 (in key); Radchenko, 1995c: 16.

Description

References

  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1977a. New and little known ant species of the genus Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the European USSR and the Caucasus. Entomol. Obozr. 56: 198-204. (page 202, Subspecies of unifasciatus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1927a [1926]. Übersicht der Ameisenfauna der Krim nebst einigen Neubeschreibungen. Konowia 5: 281-303 (page 292, queen described)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1994e. Identification table for ants of the genus Leptothorax (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from central and eastern Palearctic. Zool. Zh. 73(7-8 8: 146-158 (page 157, Raised to species, and senior synonym of pithyusae (in key))
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1995c. A review of the ant genus Leptothorax (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the central and eastern Palearctic. Communication 2. Groups tuberum, corticalis, affinis, clypeatus, alinae and singularis. Vestn. Zool. 2-3: 14-21 (page 16, male described)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1995c. A review of the ant genus Leptothorax (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the central and eastern Palearctic. Communication 2. Groups tuberum, corticalis, affinis, clypeatus, alinae and singularis. Vestn. Zool. 2-3: 14-21 (page 16, Raised to species, and senior synonym of pithyusae)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1995c. A review of the ant genus Leptothorax (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the central and eastern Palearctic. Communication 2. Groups tuberum, corticalis, affinis, clypeatus, alinae and singularis. Vestn. Zool. 2-3: 14-21 (page 16, Senior synonym of babuganicus)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1902d. Material on the ant fauna of the Caucasus and the Crimea. Protok. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 206(su suppl: 1-33 (page 22, worker described)


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnol'di K. V. 1977. New and little known species of the genus Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the European regions of the USSR and the Caucasus. Entomol. Rev. (Wash.) 56: 148-153.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Dubovikoff D. A., and Z. M. Yusupov. 2018. Family Formicidae - Ants. In Belokobylskij S. A. and A. S. Lelej: Annotated catalogue of the Hymenoptera of Russia. Proceedingss of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 6: 197-210.
  • Ivanov S. P., A. V. Fateryga, and V. Yu Zhidkov. 2019. Aculeate Hymenoptera (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) inhabiting trap nests in Crimea. Entomological Review 99(2): 163–179.
  • Karavaiev V. 1927. Übersicht der Ameisenfauna der Krim nebst einigen Neubeschreibungen. Konowia 5: 281-303.
  • Salata S., and L. Borowiec. 2019. Preliminary division of not socially parasitic Greek Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) with a description of three new species. ZooKeys 877: 81-131.