Tetramorium chloe

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Tetramorium chloe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. chloe
Binomial name
Tetramorium chloe
(Santschi, 1920)

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Specimen Labels

Known from a wide range of treed habitats such as Miombo woodland/forest, closed forest, orchard, and riparian forest.


A member of the Tetramorium angulinode species group.

Bolton (1980) - Answering to the description given for Tetramorium angulinode, to which it is extremely closely related, but the two species differing as follows:

angulinode chloe
With pedicel segments in profile, the postpetiole node rounded, not reduced, not anterioposteriorly compressed, its length equal to or greater than the length of the petiole node With pedicel segments in profile, postpetiole node very reduced and anterioposteriorly compressed so that its length is distinctly less than the length of the petiole node
Sculpture always distinct at least in places on the postpetiole dorsum Postpetiole dorsum unsculptured and smooth

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -7.05667° to -19.51667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mozambique, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe (type locality), Zimbabwe (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Tetramorium chloeWorker. Specimen code casent0901165. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMUK, London, UK.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • chloe. Xiphomyrmex angulinode var. chloe Santschi, 1920b: 17, fig. 3 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1980: 239. Raised to species: Bolton, 1980: 239.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Bolton (1980) - In the type-series and the two other samples of T. chloe which have been examined these differences from T. angulinode have been consistent. However, in view of the small number of samples and knowing that node shape may be variable here as it is elsewhere in the genus the treatment of T. chloe as a separate species may have to be reviewed when further material is available in collections.



Bolton (1980) - TL 2:2-2:6, HL 0:56-0:64, HW 0:54-0-62, CI 93-97, SL 0-34-0-42, SI 65-71, PW 0:42-0:48, AL 0:58-0:72 (6 measured).

Type Material

Bolton (1980) - Syntype workers, RHODESIA: Sawmills, 23.ii1.1919 (G. Arnold) (Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel; The Natural History Museum: {{MCZ]])


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection