Tetramorium gambogecum

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Tetramorium gambogecum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. gambogecum
Binomial name
Tetramorium gambogecum
(Donisthorpe, 1941)

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -1.833° to -5.836944444°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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

Tetramorium gambogecum casent0901110 d 1 high.jpgTetramorium gambogecum casent0901110 h 1 high.jpgTetramorium gambogecum casent0901110 p 1 high.jpgTetramorium gambogecum casent0901110 l 1 high.jpg
Holotype of Xiphomyrmex gambogecus flavusWorker. Specimen code casent0901110. Photographer Ryan Perry, 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.

  • flavus. Xiphomyrmex gambogecus var. flavus Donisthorpe, 1941h: 58 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of gambogecum: Bolton, 1977: 88.
  • gambogecum. Xiphomyrmex gambogecus Donisthorpe, 1941h: 57 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1977: 88. Senior synonym of flavus: Bolton, 1977: 88.

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



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton B. 1977. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Oriental and Indo-Australian regions, and in Australia. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology 36:67-151.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Chang Youde, and He Dahan. 2001. A taxonomic study of the ant genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera; Formicidae) in Northwest China. Journal of Ningxia Agricultural College 22(1): 1-7.
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1941. The Ants of Japen Island, Dutch New Guinea (Hym. Formicidae). The Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London. 91(2):51-64.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on http://www.newguineants.org/. Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Lucky A., K. Sagata, and E. Sarnat. 2011. Ants of the Nakanai Mountains, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, Chapter 1. In Richards, S. J. and Gamui, B. G. (editors). 2013. Rapid Biological Assessments of the Nakanai Mountains and the upper Strickland Basin: surveying the biodiversity of Papua New Guinea’s sublime karst environments. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 60. Conservation International. Arlington, VA.
  • Xia Yongjuan, and Zheng Zhemin. 1997. A survey of Formicidae form Xinjiang. Journal of Shaanxi Normal University 25(2): 64-66.