Tetrogmus

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Tetrogmus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Tetramoriini
Genus: Tetrogmus
Roger, 1857
Type species
Tetrogmus caldarius, now Tetramorium caldarium

Tetramorium caldarium casent0003150 profile 1.jpg

Tetramorium caldarium casent0003150 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Tetramorium.

Nomenclature

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

  • TETROGMUS [junior synonym of Tetramorium]
    • Tetrogmus Roger, 1857: 10. Type-species: Tetrogmus caldarius, by monotypy.
    • Tetrogmus subgenus of Tetramorium: Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 141.
    • Tetrogmus junior synonym of Tetramorium: Roger, 1862c: 297; Bolton, 1976: 359.


References

  • Bolton, B. 1976. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Constituent genera, review of smaller genera and revision of Triglyphothrix Forel. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 34: 281-379 (page 359, Tetrogmus as junior synonym of Tetramorium)
  • Bolton, B. 1980. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 40: 193-384 (page 195, Tetrogmus as junior synonym of Tetramorium)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 226, Tetrogmus as junior synonym of Tetramorium)
  • Roger, J. 1857. Einiges über Ameisen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 1: 10-20 (page 10, Tetrogmus as genus)
  • Roger, J. 1862c. Synonymische Bemerkungen. 1. Ueber Formiciden. Berl. Entomol. Z. 6: 283-297 (page 297, Tetrogmus as junior synonym of Tetramorium)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 141, Tetrogmus as subgenus of Tetramorium)