From Bolton (1980)
T. intonsum belongs to a complex of four small yellow species in this group, the other members being jugatum, shilohense and termitobium. Together they are characterized by their moderately developed frontal carinae, coarse sculpture, small (as opposed to minute) eyes with 3-5 ommatidia in the greatest diameter, and vestigial or very feeble antennal scrobes.
Of these four species intonsum is separated by its possession of long, very dense pubescence on the middle and hind tibiae which is suberect or subdecumbent and by its dense body pilosity and elongate antennal scapes, as noted in the discussion of that species. The remaining three lack such conspicuous pilosity and in general have shorter scapes.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- jugatum. Tetramorium jugatum Bolton, 1980: 289, fig. 75 (w.) IVORY COAST.
- 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 289, fig. 75 worker described)