Tapinoma luridum

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Tapinoma luridum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: T. luridum
Binomial name
Tapinoma luridum
Emery, 1908

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Guinea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • luridum. Tapinoma luridum Emery, 1908b: 188 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Current subspecies: nominal plus connexum, longiceps, sokolovi.



  • Emery, C. 1908c. Descriptions d'une genre nouveau et de plusieurs formes nouvelles de fourmis du Congo. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 52: 184-189 (page 188, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2018. Notes on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Gambia (Western Africa). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom Entomology 26: 1-13.
  • Taylor B., N. Agoinon, A. Sinzogan, A. Adandonon, Y. N'Da Kouagou, S. Bello, R. Wargui, F. Anato, I. Ouagoussounon, H. Houngbo, S. Tchibozo, R. Todjhounde, and J. F. Vayssieres. 2018. Records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Republic of Benin, with particular reference to the mango farm ecosystem. Journal of Insect Biodiversity 8(1): 006–029.