Ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Central Anatolian Region of Turkey

2021 Turkish Journal of Zoology  
The Central Anatolian part of Turkey was investigated with the aim of 1 determining its Formicidae fauna. Specimens were collected by hand sampling and pitfall 2 traps in 24 habitats in 383 different localities in Central Anatolia Region during 2001-3 2016. As a result, 137 species belonging to 34 genera were determined. Messor 4 incorruptus Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929 and Ponera testacea Emery, 1895 are new 5 records for Turkish ant fauna. We excluded four species, Camponotus sylvaticus (Oliver, 6
more » ... 1792), Messor meridionalis (André, 1883), Proformica striaticeps (Forel, 1911) and 7 Tapinoma nigerrimum (Nylander, 1856), from Turkish ant fauna due to recent taxonomic 8 data and distribution pattern. With these records and exclusions ant fauna of Turkey is 9 updated from 377 to 375. 10
doi:10.3906/zoo-2008-6 fatcat:iqv2eielvjdgfp6xpufndqus4a