Tetramorium armatum

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Tetramorium armatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. armatum
Binomial name
Tetramorium armatum
Santschi, 1927

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • armatum. Tetramorium inerme st. armatum Santschi, 1927a: 57 (w.q.) TRANSCASPIA. [First available use of Tetramorium caespitum subsp. inerme var. armata Emery, 1925c: 191; unavailable name.] Subspecies of inerme: Dlussky, 1962: 179. Raised to species: Pisarski & Krzysztofiak, 1981: 158; Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 232. Senior synonym of annauensis, brevinodis and material of the unavailable name ligatum referred here: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.
  • brevinodis. Tetramorium caespitum var. brevinodis Karavaiev, 1927b: 109 (w.q.m.) KAZAKHSTAN. Junior synonym of armatum: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.
  • annauensis. Tetramorium caespitum subsp. annauensis Karavaiev, 1931a: 315 (w.q.m.) TRANSCASPIA. Junior synonym of armatum: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.



  • Dlussky, G. M. 1962. Ants of the northern slopes of the Talasskii Alatau range. Tr. Inst. Zool. Akad. Nauk Kaz. SSR 18: 177-188 (page 179, Subspecies of inerme)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Zabelin, S. I. 1985. Ant fauna (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the River Sumbar Basin (south-west Kopetdag). Pp. 208-246 in: Nechaevaya, N. T. (ed.) The vegetation and animal world of western Kopetdag. Ashkhabad: Ylym, 278 pp. (page 232, Raised to species)
  • Pisarski, B.; Krzysztofiak, L. 1981. Myrmicidae und Formicidae (Hymenoptera) aus der Mongolei, II. Folia Entomol. Hung. 42: 155-166 (page 158, Raised to species)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1992b. Ants of the genus Tetramorium (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the USSR fauna. Report 2. Zool. Zh. 71(8 8: 50-58 (page 53, Senior synonym of annauensis and brevinodis, and material of the unavailable name ligatum referred here: )
  • Santschi, F. 1927b. A propos du Tetramorium caespitum L. Folia Myrmecol. Termit. 1: 52-58 (page 57, worker, queen described)