The Ants of Africa
Genus Cardiocondyla
Cardiocondyla obscurior Wheeler

Cardiocondyla obscurior Wheeler

Seifert Key return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Taiwan (Cardiocondyla wroughtonii var obscurior var. nov. Wheeler, 1929g: 44, worker & queen; raised to species, Seifert, 2003: 271) Elsei - no images on Antweb (March 2015)
junior synonym bicolor (Cardiocondyla bicolor sp. n., Donisthorpe, 1930b: 366, worker; synonymy Seifert, 2003) from Israel, 1930, Drs Scheinkin & J Carmin - see below .


{Cardiocondyla obscurior}Wheeler's (1929g) description is at {original description}. Donisthorpe's (1930b) description of bicolor is at {original description}. Seifert's modern description (2003) is at {original description} and {original description}


{Cardiocondyla obscurior}The photomontage of the holotype worker of bicolor is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901754.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Cardiocondyla obscurior
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf


27.viii.2003
Taifa
3121' N
3056' E
Kafr Sheik
2
{original description}
Cardiocondyla obscurior
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf


7.viii.2007
Sallant Mansurah
3110' N
3035' E

1

Cardiocondyla obscurior
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf

31.vii.2003
Talka Mansurah
3110' N
3035' E

1


{Cardiocondyla obscurior}

The photomontage is of workers from Egypt, Taifa, Kafr Sheik; collector Mostafa Sharaf.


{Cardiocondyla obscurior}Seifert (2003) reported investigating a worker specimen from Kaijado, x.1999, Kenya; no collector was given. The Antweb photograph shown under C. wroughtonii seems likely to be from the same collection and clearly is not obscurior. is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0102969.

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