Tetramorium grassii

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Tetramorium grassii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. grassii
Binomial name
Tetramorium grassii
Emery, 1895

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality), Swaziland.
Australasian Region: New Zealand.


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • grassii. Tetramorium grassii Emery, 1895h: 37 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Mayr, 1901b: 25 (q.). Senior synonym of algoa, joffrei, laevigatum, mayri, simulans: Bolton, 1980: 262.
  • laevigatum. Tetramorium grassii var. laevigatum Mayr, 1901b: 25 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of grassii: Bolton, 1980: 262.
  • joffrei. Tetramorium joffrei Forel, 1914d: 228 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of grassii: Bolton, 1980: 262.
  • simulans. Tetramorium grassii var. simulans Santschi, 1914e: 24 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of grassii: Bolton, 1980: 262.
  • algoa. Tetramorium joffrei var. algoa Arnold, 1917: 304 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of grassii: Bolton, 1980: 262.
  • mayri. Tetramorium grazsii var. mayri Emery, 1924d: 281 (q.) SOUTH AFRICA. [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of mayri Mann, above.] Junior synonym of grassii: Bolton, 1980: 262.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1980. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 40: 193-384 (page 262, Senior synonym of algoa, joffrei, laevigatum, mayri and simulans)
  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 37, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1901b. Südafrikanische Formiciden, gesammelt von Dr. Hans Brauns. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 16: 1-30 (page 25, queen described)