Tetramorium minusculum

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Tetramorium minusculum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. minusculum
Binomial name
Tetramorium minusculum
(Santschi, 1914)

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Specimen Labels



angulinode group

From Bolton (1980)

Among these species [angulinode group] minusculum is recognizable due to its small size and reduced sculpture

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Sudan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • minusculum. Xiphomyrmex minusculus Santschi, 1914d: 369, fig. 32 (w.) CAMEROUN. Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1980: 240. Senior synonym of amen: Bolton, 1980: 240.
  • amen. Xiphomyrmex minusculus subsp. amen Weber, 1943c: 376 (w.) SUDAN. Junior synonym of minusculum: Bolton, 1980: 240.



  • 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 240, Combination in Tetramorium, and senior synonym of amen)
  • Santschi, F. 1914d. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 8: 309-385 (page 369, fig. 32 worker described)