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SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Paratrechina
Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi (Mayr)

Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi (Mayr)

return to key  Type location Egypt (Prenolepis jaegerskioeldi nov. spec., Mayr, 1904b: 8, worker; Emery, 1910a: 130, queen & male) Cairo. At present (March 2019) the Mayr type is not available on Antweb.
junior synonyms
borcardi (Prenolepis (Nylanderia) Jaegerskioeldi Mayr var. Borcardi, nov., Santschi, 1908: 533, illustrated male genitalia; all forms; synonymy Santschi, 1938a: 43) - Bolton has type location as "North Africa" but M Borcard collected ants in Cairo, Egypt - see below.
traegaordhi (Prenolepis traegaordhi n. sp. Forel, 1904h: 14, worker & male) South Sudan, Ghrab el Aish, north of Fashoda, White Nile - see below.


{short description of image}Mayr's (1904b) description is at {original description} and {original description}. Forel's (1904h) description of traegaordhi is at {original description}. Santschi's (1908) description of borcardi is at {original description}. Emery (1910a: 130) gave an illustrated description, this is at {original description}.


Note LaPolla, Hawkes & Fisher (2011: 12) state they have synonymized P. traegaordhi, Paratrechina weissi, Paratrechina nimba and Paratrechina zelotypa under jaegerskioeldi.
This I (BT) believe to be wrong other than for the first.
They did not examine the types from Egypt but claim "this is a broadly defined species with a range of color, size and setation observed".
For illustration they chose CASENT0179587 from Kenya, which I regard as zelotypa. They list specimens from the Central African Republic as the only other modern African specimens they sighted.

Comparing the type images and the modern specimens from Egypt and Sudan (see below) I agree that P. traegaordhi and P. borcardi appear to be true junior synonyms of jaegerskioeldi. Paratrechina zelotypa, as shown on my page for that species, is both smaller and has a different alitrunk profile. See the links on the Ants of Africa version of this page.


Paratrechina jaegerskioeldiThe photomontage of the borcardi type is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0910993.

This, like the traegaordhi type shown below, is matched by the modern specimens from Egypt and Sudan, although (assuming the Antweb scale is accurate) it is slightly smaller.


Paratrechina jaegerskioeldiThe photomontage of the traegaordhi type is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0910994.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf
23.iii.2003
Sallant Mansurah
3110' N
3135' E
Hand collected
3
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Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf
28.iii.2003
Sallant Mansurah
3110' N
3135' E
Hand collected 1
{album}
Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf
13.vi.2003
Abuzabal
3015' N
3121' E
Qaliobyia
Hand collected
2

Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf
21.vi.2003
Abuzabal
3015' N
3121' E
Qaliobyia
Hand collected
1

Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf
26.viii.2003
Port Said
3116' N
3218' E
Hand collected 1

Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf
17.viii.2007
Marsa Matrouh
3121' N
2714' E
Kaseh Tourist Village
Hand collected
1


{Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi}The photomontage is of workers from Egypt, Sallant Mansurah; collector Mostafa Sharaf.

TL ca 3.7 (distended gaster) HW 0.78 HL 0.88 EL 0.21 SL 0.87 PW 0.60 CI 94 SI 115


{Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi}The photomontage is of a worker from Sallant Mansurah, E 3135' N 3110'; 28.iii.2003, collected by Mostafa Sharaf.


{Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi}The photomontage is of a worker from Sudan, collected by Awatif Omer (2013.2.7) .


{Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi queen}The photomontage is of a queen from Egypt, Sallant Mansurah; collector Mostafa Sharaf.

Egypt jaegerskioeldi queen TL 7.8 (more distended gaster) HW 1.0, HL 0.97, SL 1.03, EL  0.35, PW 1.2, CI 103, SI 103, EI 35, Wing length 5.5


{Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi male}he photomontage is of a male from Egypt, Sallant Mansurah; collector. The genitalia match the Santschi (1908) illustration and both the overall form and the genitalia match the specimen from Kenya shown in LaPolla, Hawkes & Fisher (2100).

TL ca 3.2 mm

2005, 2006, 2015, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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