Contents Miscellaneous ants - Iran
SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Cataglyphis
Cataglyphis alibabae Pisarski

Cataglyphis alibabae Pisarski

return to listIran list {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Iraq (Cataglyphis alibabae sp. n., Pisarski, 1965: 419, illustrated, worker) Khanaqin, 3.iv.1961, A. Reidel - no type images on Antweb (September 2015)


Cataglyphis alibabaePisarski's (1965) description is at {original description}. Khanaqin is at 34.3N 45.4E.

Note: the scale given as "2 mm" is wrong, as Pisarski gave the total length as 5-6 mm; the comparisons at the bottom of the page demonstrate this quite conclusively.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Cataglyphis alibabae
B Taylor det.
Iran
R Torabi
08
07.v.2014
29.63871N
52.54560E
1603 m
Baba Kouhi, Shiraz
hand collected
field, under stone
15:15 h
2
{album}

{Cataglyphis alibabae} The photomontage is of a worker from Iran, R Torabi (08)


{Cataglyphis alibabae heads}Comparison of frontal heads of Pisarski drawing and the Iran specimen (above). The proportions are almost identical, assuming the Pisarski drawing to be accurate If the Pisarski scale is taken as 1 mm the two area a close match for size.


{Cataglyphis alibabae heads}Comparison of the maxillary palps of the Pisarski drawing and the Iran specimen (above). The proportions are identical and show the relevant Pisarski scale (0.2 mm) was correct.

2015, 2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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