Cardiocondyla kagutsuchi Terayama 1999

Seifert, Bernhard, Okita, Ichiro & Heinze, Jürgen, 2017, A taxonomic revision of the Cardiocondyla nuda group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 4290 (2), pp. 324-356: 344-345

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4290.2.4

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/8749CC06-FFF0-FFD9-30EF-DAB5FB7CFDDF

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scientific name

Cardiocondyla kagutsuchi Terayama 1999
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Cardiocondyla kagutsuchi Terayama 1999 

Tab. 1

Cardiocondyla kagutsuchi Terayama 1999: 100  . Holotype worker; worker, queen and male paratypes: Japan, Ishigaki Island, Omoto-dake [ MNHAH] (holotype not examined). Six worker paratypes labelled " Cardiocondyla kagutsuchi Terayama, 1999  / Paratype / Omoto-dake , Ishigaki-jima , Okinawa Pref. / VII 1988, K. Yamauchi leg." [ SMNGAbout SMNG] (examined). 

All material examined. A total of 29 nest samples with 97 workers was subject to NUMOBAT investigation.

Indonesia: Java: Bogor , 1999.12.18, No I1, (GenBank DQ 023087View Materials), [-6.59, 106.79]  ; Java: Bogor, 1999.12.25, No I8, [-6.59, 106.79]. Japan: Ishigaki: Omoto dake, 1988.06.xx, No 1, [24.200, 124.40]; Ishigaki : Omoto dake, 1988.xx.xx, type Cardiocondyla kagutsuchi  , [24.20, 124.40]; Ishigaki , 2013.09.19, No 204 (GenBank LC199395View Materials), [24.366, 124.112]; Ishigaki, 2013.06.0 3, No 134 (GenBank LC199396View Materials), No 135 (GenBank LC199397View Materials), [24.408, 124.173]  . Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, 2002.12.18, No m16 (3Pr.), [3.159, 101.702]  : Kuala Lumpur, University, 2002.12.17, No m13, No M 13 (GenBank DQ 023083View Materials), No M 16 (GenBank DQ 023086View Materials), [3.131, 101.658]  ; Sabah: Poring, 1996.09.17, [5.98, 116.23]  ; Sarawak: Long Pala, 1977.10.20, [1.53, 110.35]; Ulu Gombak, 1999.08.28, No M 2, [3.30, 101.78]; Ulu Gombak , 2000.05.0 7, No M 1, [3.30, 101.78]; Ulu Gombak , 2000.06.0 5, No M 6 (GenBank DQ 023081View Materials), [3.30, 101.78]; Ulu Gombak, 2002.12.24, No M 14 (GenBank DQ 023084View Materials), No M 15 (GenBank DQ 023085View Materials), No M 18, No M 53, No M 54, No M 55, [3.30, 101.78]  . Mariana Islands: Guam: Ylig Bay , 1958.xx.xx, [13.42, 144.68]  . Philippines: Bayagnan Island, 2000.02.0 7, No 10, [8.117, 122.444]; Luzon: Chico River , 1999.02.21, No 18, [17.404, 121.250]; Paloc, Prison Settlement, 1995.02.xx, [14.58, 120.55]  . Thailand: Khao Lak, 1995.01.19, No 339, [8.66, 98.25]; Mae Sariang- 20 km E, 1995.01.0 1, No 0 65, [18.15, 98.12]; Mae Sariang- 35 km S, 1995.01.0 2, No 0 74, [17.90, 97.95].

Geographic range. The species is certainly of Indo-Malayan origin and, according to the close morphological proximity and mtDNA phylogeny, its closest relative is C. strigifrons  . The distributional areas of C. kagutsuchi  and C. strigifrons  overlap considerably and no large differences in distribution are apparent.

Diagnosis. The basic morphology is similar to the condition described for C. itsukii  sp. nov. from which it differs by a more elongated head. The morphological similarity to C. strigifrons  is extreme in basically any character ( Tab.1) and there is no other option for reliable species separation than multivariate analyses using nearly all NUMOBAT characters (section 4.3). Reducing the number of considered characters to four as performed in the simplified key results in an error of 4.4% on the sample level. We omit a lengthy verbal description, which would not provide any help in species delimitation.

Biology. In contrast to its sister species C. strigifrons  , nest populations of C. kagutsuchi  show both winged and ergatoid males (Yamauchi et al. 2005). Clonal production of both male and female sexuals and sexual production of workers is very likely for one mtDNA lineage of C. kagutsuchi  in Japan ( Okita et. al. 2016).

SMNG

Senckenberg Museum fuer Naturkunde Goerlitz

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Cardiocondyla

Loc

Cardiocondyla kagutsuchi Terayama 1999

Seifert, Bernhard, Okita, Ichiro & Heinze, Jürgen 2017

2017
Loc

Cardiocondyla kagutsuchi

Terayama 1999: 100