Tetramorium africanum

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

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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Equatorial Guinea, Ghana (type locality), Guinea.


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • africanum. Macromischa africana Mayr, 1866a: 507 (w.) GHANA. Mayr, 1895: 131 (q.). Combination in Tetramorium: Emery, 1896a: 103; in Macromischoides: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 188; in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1976: 363 (in text); Bolton, 1980: 355. Senior synonym of tessmanni: Brown, 1964c: 12; of lamottei: Bolton, 1980: 355.
  • tessmanni. Rhoptromyrmex tessmanni Forel, 1910e: 421 (w.) EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Combination in Macromischoides: Brown, 1964c: 12. Junior synonym of africanum: Brown, 1964c: 12.
  • lamottei. Tetramorium lamottei Bernard, 1953b: 247, fig. 13 (q.) GUINEA. Junior synonym of africanum: Bolton, 1980: 355.

Description

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 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 355, 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 355, Senior synonym of lamottei)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1964f. Macromischoides africanus, new synonymy of. Pilot Regist. Zool. Card No. 12. (page 12, Senior synonym of tessmanni)
  • 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. 1895. Afrikanische Formiciden. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 10: 124-154 (page 131, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 188, Combination in Macromischoides)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton B. 1980. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology 40: 193-384.
  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1964. Macromischoides africanus, new synonymy of. Pilot Regist. Zool. Card No. 12.
  • Dejean A., F. Azemar, R. Cereghino, M. Leponce, B. Corbara, J. Orivel, and A. Compin. 2015. The dynamics of ant mosaics in tropical rainforests characterized using the SelfOrganizing Map algorithm. Insect Science doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12208
  • Forel A. 1910. Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 54: 421-458.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Santschi F. 1910. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 78: 349-400.
  • Santschi F. 1914. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura. Portici 8: 309-385.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004