Tetramorium brevispinosum

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Tetramorium brevispinosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. brevispinosum
Binomial name
Tetramorium brevispinosum
(Stitz, 1910)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Central African Republic, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya.

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

  • brevispinosum. Triglyphothrix gabonensis var. brevispinosus Stitz, 1910: 144 (w.) CAMEROUN. Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1985: 247. Raised to species and senior synonym of nion: Bolton, 1976: 320.
  • nion. Triglyphothrix nion Bernard, 1953b: 248, fig. 14 (w.) GUINEA. Junior synonym of brevispinosum: Bolton, 1976: 320.



  • 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 320, Raised to species, and senior synonym of nion)
  • Bolton, B. 1985. The ant genus Triglyphothrix Forel a synonym of Tetramorium Mayr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 19: 243-248 (page 247, Combination in Tetramorium)
  • Stitz, H. 1910. Westafrikanische Ameisen. I. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 5: 125-151 (page 144, worker described)