Tetramorium pauper

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Tetramorium pauper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. pauper
Binomial name
Tetramorium pauper
Forel, 1907

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Specimen Labels

Tetramorium pauper was found nesting inside a small decayed twig in Yemen (Sharaf et al., 2017). The soil was moist due to irrigation of the date palm orchard. Several workers were nesting under a rock. A nest series was collected from a dry leaf litter next to a date palm tree using a sifting tray.


A member of the Tetramorium simillimum species group.

Sharaf et al. (2017) - Worker. Anterior clypeal margin lacking a median notch; frontal carinae very short, ending just behind frontal lobes; antennal scrobes absent; eyes distinctly small with four ommatidia in the longest row; propodeum armed with reduced acute tubercles; cephalic dorsum superficially sculptured; body pilosity short, stout and blunt. Colour uniform yellowish brown or pale brown.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya (type locality), Socotra Archipelago, Yemen.

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.

  • pauper. Tetramorium pauper Forel, 1907a: 14 (w.) KENYA. See also: Bolton, 1980: 317.