Tetramorium aculeatum

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Tetramorium aculeatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. aculeatum
Binomial name
Tetramorium aculeatum
(Mayr, 1866)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana (type locality), Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania.

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Nomenclature

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

  • aculeatum. Macromischa aculeata Mayr, 1866a: 507 (w.) GHANA. André, 1889: 224 (q.); Mayr, 1902: 292 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1955b: 18 (l.). Combination in Tetramorium: Emery, 1896a: 103; in Macromischoides: Wheeler, W.M. 1920: 53; in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1976: 363 (in text); Bolton, 1980: 353. Senior synonym of andricum, inermis, major, melanogyne, militaris, pulchellus, rubroflava, viridis, wasmanni, zumpti and material of the unavailable names abdominalis, gladiator referred here: Bolton, 1980: 353.
  • wasmanni. Macromischa wasmanni Forel, 1901d: 300 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Mayr, 1902: 292 (q.m.). Combination in Tetramorium: Emery, 1908b: 187 (footnote); in Macromischoides: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 190. Subspecies of aculeatum: Emery, 1908b: 187 (footnote); Forel, 1909b: 71; Santschi, 1910c: 385; Santschi, 1924b: 208. Junior synonym of aculeatum: Bolton, 1980: 353.
  • andricum. Tetramorium aculeatum subsp. andricum Emery, 1908b: 187 (w.q.m.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Combination in Macromischoides: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 890. Junior synonym of aculeatum: Bolton, 1980: 353.
  • major. Tetramorium aculeatum var. major Forel, 1915c: 344 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Combination in Macromischoides: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 889. Junior synonym of aculeatum: Bolton, 1980: 353.
  • rubroflava. Tetramorium aculeatum var. rubroflava Forel, 1916: 420 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of aculeatum: Bolton, 1980: 353.
  • melanogyne. Macromischoides aculeatus var. melanogyne Santschi, 1923e: 285 (w.q.) CONGO. [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of melanogyna Mann, above.] Junior synonym of aculeatum: Bolton, 1980: 353.
  • militaris. Macromischoides aculeatus st. militaris Santschi, 1924b: 209, fig. 8 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of aculeatum: Bolton, 1980: 353.
  • pulchellus. Macromischoides aculeatus var. pulchellus Santschi, 1924b: 208, fig. 8 (w.q.m.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of pulchellum Emery, above.] Junior synonym of aculeatum: Bolton, 1980: 353.
  • zumpti. Macromischoides zumpti Santschi, 1937b: 101, fig. 4 (w.) CAMEROUN. Junior synonym of aculeatum: Bolton, 1980: 353.
  • viridis. Macromischoides viridis Weber, 1943c: 367, pl. 15, fig. 9 (w.q.m.) SUDAN. Junior synonym of aculeatum: Bolton, 1980: 353.
  • inermis. Macromischoides aculeatus r. inermis Bernard, 1953b: 249 (w.) GUINEA. [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of inerme Mayr, above.] Junior synonym of aculeatum: Bolton, 1980: 353.

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References

  • André, E. 1889. Hyménoptères nouveaux appartenant au groupe des Formicides. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 8: 217-231 (page 224, queen described)
  • 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 363, Combination in Tetramorium (in text))
  • 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 353, Combination in 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 353, Senior synonym of andricum, inermis, major, melanogyne, militaris, pulchellus, rubroflava, viridis, wasmanni and zumpti, and material of the unavailable names abdominalis and gladiator referred here: )
  • Cammaerts, M.-C.; Cammaerts, R.; Dejean, A. 1994. Le taxon Tetramorium aculeatum (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) est hétérogène. Actes des Colloques Insectes Sociaux 9:41-48.
  • Emery, C. 1896d. Sur les fourmis du genre Macromischa Rog. (Hym.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1896: 102-103 (page 103, Combination in Tetramorium)
  • Mayr, G. 1866a. Myrmecologische Beiträge. Sitzungsber. Kais. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. Abt. I 53: 484-517 (page 507, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1902. Hymenopterologische Miscellen. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 52: 287-303 (page 292, male described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1955b. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribe Leptothoracini. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 48: 17-29 (page 18, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1920. The subfamilies of Formicidae, and other taxonomic notes. Psyche (Camb.) 27: 46-55 (page 53, Combination in Macromischoides)