Terataner alluaudi

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Terataner alluaudi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Terataner
Species: T. alluaudi
Binomial name
Terataner alluaudi
(Emery, 1895)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Madagascar (type locality).

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

  • alluaudi. Atopomyrmex alluaudi Emery, 1895f: 341, fig. 2 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1980: 536 (l.); Alpert, 1992: 123 (q.m.). Combination in Terataner: Emery, 1912b: 103.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Bolton (1981) - Syntype workers, Madagascar: Diego-Suarez, iv-viii.1893 (c. Alluaud) (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa, Museum of Comparative Zoology) [examined].


  • Alpert, G. D. 1992. Observations on the genus Terataner in Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 99: 117-127 (page 123, queen, male described)
  • Bolton, B. 1981. A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology. 43:245-307. PDF
  • Emery, C. 1895g. Mission scientifique de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire de Diego-Suarez (Madagascar-nord) (Avril-août 1893). Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 39: 336-345 (page 341, fig.2; worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1912b. Études sur les Myrmicinae. [I-IV.]. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 94-105 (page 103, Combination in Terataner)
  • Fisher, B. L. 1997a. Biogeography and ecology of the ant fauna of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 31: 269-302 (see also)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1980. Supplementary studies on ant larvae: Ponerinae, Myrmicinae and Formicinae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106: 527-545 (page 536, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922k. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. IX. A synonymic list of the ants of the Malagasy region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 4 45: 1005-1055 (see also)