Cataglyphis cinnamomeus,

Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Pfeiffer, M., 2010, New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran., Asian Myrmecology 3, pp. 29-38: 32

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Cataglyphis cinnamomeus


Cataglyphis cinnamomeus  HNS  (Karavaiev, 1910)

Material: 3 ?, Central Persian deserts, Siahkooh National Park (32°35'57''N, 54°13'56''E), 995 m asl, 25.V.2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 4 ?, Central Persian deserts, Turan National Park (35°58'N, 56°04'E), 1191 m asl, 16.VI.2007, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 6 $, Central Persian deserts, South of Naeen (32°43'11''N, 53°16'42''E), 1372 m asl, 27.V2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  .

Remarks: Outside of Iran, C. cinnamomeus  HNS  was recorded from Central Asia, southern Kazakhstan (Karavaiev 1910) and Afghanistan (Pisarski 1967; Radchenko 1997a). This species is the most thermophilous among Central Asian Cataglyphis  HNS  , inhabiting mainly stony and clayey deserts. In mountain areas, it lives in dry parts of river valleys.