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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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)