Tetramorium biskrense

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Tetramorium biskrense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. biskrense
Binomial name
Tetramorium biskrense
Forel, 1904

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Synonyms

Identification

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - The queen of this species, HW 1.2, SL 0.7, has an angled pronotum fully visible in dorsal view and wide nodes with a narrow sharp crest seen in side view. The propodeum is dentate. The head is striate with the striae curving obliquely at the occiput. The mesonotum is confusedly sculptured with the centre dorsum brilliant and strong sculpture at the sides. The gaster is brilliant with a few widely spaced punctures. The male is pale with weak sculpture.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Canary Islands, Croatia, Greece, Morocco, Oman, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Spain, Tunisia.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • biskrense. Tetramorium caespitum var. biskrensis Forel, 1904c: 13 (w.q.m.) ALGERIA. Subspecies of caespitum: Santschi, 1918c: 155; Santschi, 1921a: 112. Raised to species: Menozzi, 1933b: 75 (in key); Finzi, 1940: 161; Cagniant, 1964: 89; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 134. Senior synonym of oxyomma, jarbas: Cagniant, 1997: 95-97.
  • oxyomma. Tetramorium caespitum var. oxyomma Karavaiev, 1912a: 13 (w.q.m.) ALGERIA. Junior synonym of biskrense: Cagniant, 1997: 95.
  • jarbas. Tetramorium biskrense subsp. jarbas Cagniant, 1970a: 430 (w.q.m.) TUNISIA. [First available use of Tetramorium caespitum st. punicum var. jarbas Santschi, 1921b: 433; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of biskrense: Cagniant, 1997: 97.

Description

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