Tetramorium kabulistanicum

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Tetramorium kabulistanicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species group: strativentre
Species: T. kabulistanicum
Binomial name
Tetramorium kabulistanicum
Pisarski, 1967

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Tetramorium kabulistanicum.

Identification

Radchenko and Scupola (2015) - T. kabulistanicum well differs from Tetramorium striativentre first of all by the sculpture of the first gastral tergite: only its basal half is densely longitudinally striato-punctated, the remaining part of tergite is smooth and shiny or at most with fine superficial microreticulation, while in the latter species whole surface of the first gastral tergite is densely longitudinally striato-punctated.

By the character of sculpture of the first gastral tergite T. kabulistanicum resembles Tetramorium pisarskii, but differs from it by the sculpture of mesosoma and waist, as well as by the sculpture on the head dorsum.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan (type locality), Turkmenistan.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • kabulistanicum. Tetramorium striativentre subsp. kabulistanicum Pisarski, 1967: 403, figs. 62-72 (w.q.m.) AFGHANISTAN. Raised to species: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.

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

Description

Worker

Radchenko and Scupola (2015) - (n = 10), ordered as: min-max [mean +/- SD] (see also fig. 14, a–d): HL 0.77–0.85 [0.82 +/- 0.036], HW 0.77–0.83 [0.79 +/- 0.020], FW 0.32–0.34 [0.33 +/- 0.007], FLW 0.34–0.36 [0.35 +/- 0.007], OL 0.18–0.20 [0.19 +/- 0.005], GnL 0.19–0.24 [0.21 +/- 0.014], SL 0.58–0.66 [0.62 +/- 0.027], ML 0.99–1.12 [1.06 +/- 0.046], PNW 0.51–0.56 [0.53 +/- 0.018], PL 0.34–0.36 [0.35 +/- 0.009], PW 0.24–0.29 [0.26 +/- 0.017], PH 0.25–0.33 [0.29 +/- 0.026], PndL 0.20–0.24 [0.22 +/- 0.013], PPL 0.20–0.23 [0.21 +/- 0.011], PPW 0.26–0.35 [0.31 +/- 0.030], PPH 0.253–0.33 [0.29 +/- 0.028], ESL 0.11–0.14 [0.13 +/- 0.027], ESD 0.20–0.25 [0.23 +/- 0.015], HTL 0.58–0.63[0.60 +/- 0.017], rug-frons 11–15 [13 +/- 1.414]. Indices: CI 0.99–1.08 [1.03 +/- 0.031], SI1 0.73–0.78 [0.75 +/- 0.018], SI2 0.74–0.81 [0.78 +/- 0.023], FI 0.40–0.43 [0.42 +/- 0.010], FLI 1.03–1.09 [1.07 +/- 0.020], OI1 0.22–0.26 [0.24 +/- 0.011], OI2 0.79–1.00 [0.91 +/- 0.061], PI1 1.09–1.36 [1.33 +/- 0.084], PI2 0.31–0.36 [0.33 +/- 0.018], PndI 1.09–1.26 [1.19 +/- 0.050], PPI1 0.64–0.77 [0.69 +/- 0.046], PPI2 0.33–0.43 [0.40 +/- 0.034], ESLI 0.14–0.18 [0.16 +/- 0.014].

Queen

Radchenko and Scupola (2015) - HL 0.87, HW 0.90, FW 0.40, FLW 0.42, OL 0.285, GnL 0.19, SL 0.66, PL 0.45, PW 0.35, PH 0.41, PndL 0.17, PPL 0.31, PPW 0.47, PPH 0.04, ESL 0.15, ESD 0.39, HTL 0.66, ML 1.49, MH 0.76, SCL 1.03, SCW 0.81, rug-frons 17. Indices: CI 0.96, SI1 0.76, SI2 0.73, FI 0.43, FLI 1.08, OI1 0.30, OI2 1.47, PI1 1.11, PI2 0.39, PndI 2.13, PPI1 0.65, PPI2 0.52, ESLI 0.17, MI 1.96, SCI 1.27.

Male

Radchenko and Scupola (2015) - (figs 16, a–e): HL 0.65, HW 0.65, OL 0.29, GnL 0.06, SL 0.31, PL 0.45, PW 0.34, PH 0.30, PPL 0.31, PPW 0.44, PPH 0.35, HTL 0.88, ML 1.63, MH 0.91, SCL 1.24, SCW 0.90. Indices: CI 1.00, SI1 0.47, SI2 0.47, OI1 0.440, OI2 5.20, PI1 1.48, PI2 0.53, PPI1 0.70, PPI2 0.68, MI 1.78, SCI 1.38.

Type Material

Radchenko and Scupola (2015) - Pisarski (1967) described T. striativentre subsp. kabulistanicum based on the two nest samples from two different localities: 30 workers (including holotype), six gynes and one male from Cheikhabad (coll. No A 473), and three workers from Hassan Guilan (coll. No A 314). The specimens from the second locality belong to T. pisarskii, and are excluded from the type series of T. kabulistanicum (see Taxonomic notes to the latter species).

  • Paratype, 4 workers, 1 queen, 1 male, Cheikhabad, sud de Kaboul, route de Ghazni, A 473, 2050 m, Afghanistan, 13.5.1958, K. Lindberg, Museum and Institute of Zoology of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; (Radchenko & Scupola, 2015).

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Pisarski B. 1964. Fauna Mrowek Afganistanu. Bibliogr. k. 160-166, Nieoprawiony maszynopis pracy, Praca doktorska. Instytut Zoologiczny PAN, 1964, Bibliogr. p. 160-166
  • Pisarski B. 1967. Fourmis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) d'Afghanistan récoltées par M. Dr. K. Lindberg. Annales Zoologici (Warsaw) 24: 375-425.
  • Radchenko A. G., and A. Scupola. 2015. Taxonomic revision of the striativentre species group of the genus Tetramorium (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Vestnik Zoologii 49(3):219-244.