Three new species of ants (genus Aphaenogaster, Hymenoptera : Formicidae) from Turkey

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Kiran K., Aktac N., TEZCAN S.

BIOLOGIA, cilt.63, ss.689-695, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 63 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2478/s11756-008-0123-y
  • Dergi Adı: BIOLOGIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.689-695


Three new species of the ant genus Aphaenogaster (A. aktaci sp. n., A. maculifrons sp. n., A. radchenkoi sp. n.) are described from Turkey and their taxonomic positions are discussed. Aphaenogaster aktaci sp. n. belongs to the obsidiana group, A. maculifrons sp. n. to subterranea group and A. radchenkoi sp. n. to pallida group of the Attomyrma subgenus. Key characteristics for identification of the species and data on their ecology are given.