Tetramorium magitae

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Tetramorium magitae
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tetramorium tonganum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: Tetramorium magitae
Forel, 1911

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Tetramorium tonganum.

Nomenclature

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

  • magitae. Tetramorium magitae Forel, 1911i: 224 (w.) SRI LANKA. [Misspelled as mayitae in original.] Junior synonym of tonganum: Bolton, 1977: 129.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1977. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Oriental and Indo-Australian regions, and in Australia. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 36: 67-151 (page 129, Junior synonym of tonganum)
  • Forel, A. 1911c. Ameisen aus Ceylon, gesammelt von Prof. K. Escherich (einige von Prof. E. Bugnion). Pp. 215-228 in: Escherich, K. Termitenleben auf Ceylon. Jena: Gustav Fischer, xxxii + 262 pp. (page 224, worker described)