Temnothorax niger

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Temnothorax niger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. niger
Binomial name
Temnothorax niger
(Forel, 1894)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Andorra, France (type locality), Greece, Iberian Peninsula, Israel, Spain.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • niger. Leptothorax tuberum r. niger Forel, 1894d: 42 (w.) FRANCE. Forel, 1913h: 359 (q.); Kutter, 1927: 100 (m.). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Raised to species: Forel, 1913h: 359. Senior synonym of glaber: Espadaler, 1981: 80. See also: Bondroit, 1918: 134; Santschi, 1927a: 58.
  • glaber. Leptothorax glaber Santschi, 1925g: 345 (w.) SPAIN. Junior synonym of niger: Espadaler, 1981: 80.

Type Material

Types studied by Salata et al. (2018): Temnothorax niger: Lektotype (w.) (CASENT0909032): [L. niger | Forel | type | Marseille | (…) |pres St. Loup || Typus || Lectotypus | des: Schulz 1994 || Coll. Forel. | ANTWEB | CASENT | 0909032] (MHNG).



  • n = 18 (France; Italy) (Fischer, 1987) (as Leptothorax niger).