Tapinoma indicum

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Tapinoma indicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: T. indicum
Binomial name
Tapinoma indicum
Forel, 1895

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: India (type locality), Laos, Sri Lanka, Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China.

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Tapinoma indicum for further details




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • indicum. Tapinoma indicum Forel, 1895e: 472 (w.) INDIA. Viehmeyer, 1916a: 142 (q.m.); Imai, Baroni Urbani, et al. 1984: 8 (k.). Combination in T. (Micromyrma): Santschi, 1928e: 473. Subspecies of melanocephalum: Forel, 1909d: 228. Revived status as species: Emery, 1913a: 41; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 100; Karavaiev, 1926d: 441; Santschi, 1928e: 473. Current subspecies: nominal plus timidum.



  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 41, Revived status as species)
  • Forel, A. 1895f. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part V. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 9: 453-472 (page 472, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1909i. Ameisen aus Java und Krakatau beobachtet und gesammelt von Herrn Edward Jacobson. Notes Leyden Mus. 31: 221-232 (page 228, Subspecies of melanocephalum)
  • Ghosh, S.N. & Sheela, S. 2008. On a collection of Formicidae (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea) from Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India, with new records of one rare genus and a rare species. Asian Myrmecology, 2, 99-102.
  • Imai, H. T.; Baroni Urbani, C.; Kubota, M.; Sharma, G. P.; Narasimhanna, M. H.; Das, B. C.; 1984. Karyological survey of Indian ants. Jpn. J. Genet. 59: 1-32 (page 8, karyotype described)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1926d. Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. Treubia 8: 413-445 (page 441, Revived status as species)
  • Santschi, F. 1928e. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 56: 465-483 (page 473, Combination in T. (Micromyrma))
  • Santschi, F. 1928e. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 56: 465-483 (page 473, Revived status as species)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1916a [1915]. Ameisen von Singapore. Beobachtet und gesammelt von H. Overbeck. Arch. Naturgesch. (A) 81(8): 108-168 (page 142, queen, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 100, Revived status as species)