Tetramorium galoasanum

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Tetramorium galoasanum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species group: solidum
Species: T. galoasanum
Binomial name
Tetramorium galoasanum
Santschi, 1910

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Specimen Labels

Tetramorium galoasanum has been recorded only from the Congo. Nothing is known about the habitat and biology of this species.


Mbanyana et al. (2018) - Tetramorium galoasanum, Tetramorium clunum and Tetramorium setuliferum are the only species in the Tetramorium solidum group with appressed silvery hairs covering the entire body. The appressed silvery hairs are denser in T. galoasanum than in the other two species.

Bolton (1980) - Tetramorium galoasanum looks similar to T. clunum and T. setuliferum. They are the only species in solidum-group with glittering hairs. Tetramorium galoasanum (HW1.44- 1.58) is larger than T. clunum (HW 0.934-1.090) and T. setuliferum (HW 0.964-1.277). The glittering hairs are much denser in T. galoasanum compared to the other two species and almost overlap each other in places.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Congo (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • galoasanum. Tetramorium setuliferum var. galoasana Santschi, 1910c: 381 (w.q.m.) CONGO. Raised to species: Bolton, 1980: 245.

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


Mbanyana et al (2018) - Syntypes Republic of Congo: Brazzaville, MʼBounion, Mindouga, Comba-Ibre, Aug. 1908, Weiss leg. (Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel: CASENT0915015; Royal Museum for Central Africa: RMCAENT000017787; Museum of Comparative Zoology (not examined); The Natural History Museum: CASENT0901178.