Tetramorium pusillum

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

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A member of the Tetramorium simillimum species group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

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.

  • pusillum. Tetramorium pusillum Emery, 1895h: 38 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Senior synonym of ladismithensis, tablensis: Bolton, 1980: 318.
  • ladismithensis. Tetramorium caespitum r. ladismithensis Forel, 1913a: 117 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Subspecies of pusillum: Forel, 1914d: 223. Junior synonym of pusillum: Bolton, 1980: 318.
  • tablensis. Tetramorium pusillum var. tablensis Forel, 1914d: 223 (w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of pusillum: Bolton, 1980: 318.



  • 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 318, Senior synonym of ladismithensis and tablensis)
  • 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 38, worker, queen described)