The Ants of Africa
Genus Cataulacus
Cataulacus wissmannii Forel

Cataulacus wissmannii Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Mozambique (Cataulacus Wissmannii n. spec. Forel, 1894b: 78, worker) coll. Dr Arth. Muller - see below
junior synonyms
durbanensis (Cataulacus micans Mayr r. durbanensis n. stirps, Forel, 1914d: 219, worker; Arnold, 1917: 395, queen & male) from South Africa - see below
otii (Cataulacus Wissmannii Forel r. Otii n. stirps, Forel, 1901d: 304, worker & queen) from South Africa, Durban, Dr Haviland - see
all forms described (see Bolton, 1995 - spelling is wissmannii in the original description) .

I have elevated Cataulacus linearis (Santschi, 1914b: 109, illustrated, worker) from Kenya to full species status for reasons given under that species.

Forel's (1894b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1917) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Forel's (1914d) description of durbanensis is at {original description}. Arnold (1917) gave a translation of durbanensis, this is at {original description} and, male, {original description}. Forel's (1901d) description of otii is at {original description}. Santschi (1937a) described the queen, this is at {original description}, specimen from Delagoa Bay, Mozambique. Bolton's modern description (1974a) is at {original description}

{Cataulacus_wissmannii}WORKER - TL 3.8-5.2 mm (Bolton, 1974a: 51, illustrated face and alitrunk dorsum; misspelt wissmani, also in Bolton, 1982: 26, in key).

Cataulacus wissmanniiThe photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Cataulacus micans durbanensis}The photomontage of "Cataulacus micans r. durbanensis" is collated from

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