Tetramorium rutilum

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Tetramorium rutilum
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tetramorium glabratum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: Tetramorium rutilum
Prins, 1973

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • rutilum. Tetramorium rutilum Prins, 1973: 14, figs. 14-18, 30 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of glabratum: Bolton, 1980: 246.


  • 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 246, Junior synonym of glabratum)
  • Prins, A. J. 1973. African Formicidae (Hymenoptera) in the South African Museum. Description of four new species and notes on Tetramorium Mayr. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 62: 1-40 (page 14, figs. 14-18, 30 worker, queen described)