Radchenko & Elmes, 2010
Myrmica kozakorum was recently documented in the region stretching from the steppe zone of southern Ukraine to West Siberia and Kazakshtan. It is fairly tolerant of high soil salinity, and normally can be found in relatively wet and shaded places in the steppe region. Colonies are small, containing at most a few hundred workers. Nests are built in the soil (Radchenko and Elmes 2010, Czekes et al. 2012).
Keys including this Species
- Key to Myrmica of East Europe, West Siberia, northern Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Asia Minor, Turkmenistan and Iran
Based on its occurrence in the Black Sea region of Southern Ukraine, its presence in Romania is expected primarily in the steppe area of Dobdrudja and in Southern Moldova.
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: 47.03333333° to 47.03333333°.
- Source: AntMaps
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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|Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.|
|Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.|
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- kozakorum. Myrmica kozakorum Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 172, figs. 140-142 (w.q.m.) UKRAINE. Junior synonym of specioides: Seifert, 2011: 183. Status as species: Czekes, et al. 2012: 43 (in key).
- Borowiec, L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
- Czekes, Z., Radchenko, A.G., Csösz, S., Szász-Len, A., Táuşan, I., Benedek, K. & Markó, B. 2012. The genus Myrmica Latreille, 1804 in Romania: distribution of species and key for their identification. Entomologica romanica 17: 29-50.
- Czekes, Z., Radchenko, A.G., Csosz, S., sz-Len, A.S., Tausan, I., Benedek, K., Mark, B. 2012. The ant genus Myrmica Latreille, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Romania: distribution of species and key for their identification. Entomologica Romanica 17: 29-50.
- Dubovikoff, D.A., Yusupov, Z.M. 2017. 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.
- Seifert, B. 2011. A taxonomic revision of the Eurasian Myrmica salina species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Soil Organisms 83: 169-186.
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Czechowski W., A. Radchenko, W. Czechowska and K. Vepsäläinen. 2012. The ants of Poland with reference to the myrmecofauna of Europe. Fauna Poloniae 4. Warsaw: Natura Optima Dux Foundation, 1-496 pp
- Czekes Z., Radchenko, A. G., Csősz, S. Szász-Len, A., Tăuşan, I., Benedek, K., and Markó, B. 2013. The genus Myrmica Latreille, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Romania: distribution of species and key for their identification. Entomologica Romanica 17: 29-50.
- 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.
- Radchenko A. G., and G. W. Elmes. 2010. Myrmica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3. Warsaw: Natura Optima Dux Foundation, 790 pp.