Tetramorium antipodum

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Tetramorium antipodum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. antipodum
Binomial name
Tetramorium antipodum
Wheeler, W.M., 1927

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Type Specimen Label


Identification Keys including this Taxon


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • antipodum. Tetramorium antipodum Wheeler, W.M. 1927i: 143 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of caldarium: Bolton, 1979: 169. Revived from synonymy: Bolton, 1995b: 404.

Type Material

  • Syntype, 8 workers (1 missing), 1 male, Norfolk Island, Australia, South Australian Museum.
  • Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), male(s), Norfolk Island, Australia.



  • Bolton, B. 1979. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Malagasy region and in the New World. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 38: 129-181 (page 169, Junior synonym of caldarium)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 404, Revived from synonymy)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927i. The ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 121-153 (page 143, worker, queen, male described)