Tetramorium laevithorax

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

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Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Namibia, South Africa (type locality), Sudan.

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

  • laevithorax. Tetramorium laevithorax Emery, 1895h: 39 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Senior synonym of jeanae: Bolton, 1980: 279.
  • jeanae. Tetramorium jeanae Weber, 1943c: 371, pl. 16, fig. 29 (w.) SUDAN. Junior synonym of laevithorax: Bolton, 1980: 279.



  • 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 279, Senior synonym of jeanae)
  • 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 39, worker described)