Tetramorium mossamedense

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Tetramorium mossamedense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. mossamedense
Binomial name
Tetramorium mossamedense
Forel, 1901

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A member of the Tetramorium simillimum species group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola (type locality), Botswana, Zimbabwe.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • mossamedense. Tetramorium caespitum var. mossamedensis Forel, 1901d: 306 (w.) ANGOLA. [Also described as new by Forel, 1903e: 560.] Subspecies of pusillum: Santschi, 1917c: 285. Raised to species, senior synonym of schultzei and material of the unavailable name tristis referred here: Bolton, 1980: 314.
  • schultzei. Tetramorium caespitum subsp. schultzei Forel, 1910f: 19 (w.) BOTSWANA. Junior synonym of mossamedense: Bolton, 1980: 314.



  • 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 314, Raised to species, senior synonym of schultzei, and material of the unavailable name tristis referred here: )
  • Forel, A. 1901g. Einige neue Ameisen aus Südbrasilien, Java, Natal und Mossamedes. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 10: 297-311 (page 306, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1903h. Einige neue Ameisen aus Süd-Angola. Pp. 559-564 in: Baum, H. Kunene-Sambesi-Expedition, 1903. Berlin: Verlag des Kolonial-Wirtschaftlichen Komitees, 593 pp. (page 560, Also described as new)
  • Santschi, F. 1917b [1916]. Fourmis nouvelles de la Colonie du Cap, du Natal et de Rhodesia. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 85: 279-296 (page 285, Stirps of pusillum)