Tetramorium transversinode

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Kenya, South Africa (type locality).

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

  • transversinode. Rhoptromyrmex transversinodis Mayr, 1901b: 22 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Arnold, 1917: 356 (q.); Bolton, 1986a: 16 (m.). Combination in Tetramorium: Ward et al., 2014: 15. Senior synonym of pretoriae, steini: Brown, 1964c: 16.
  • steini. Rhoptromyrmex steini Forel, 1913a: 122 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of transversinode: Brown, 1964c: 16.
  • pretoriae. Rhoptromyrmex transversinodis var. pretoriae Arnold, 1926: 282 (w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of transversinode: Brown, 1964c: 16.



  • Arnold, G. 1917. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part III. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 271-402 (page 356, queen described)
  • Bolton, B. 1986a. A taxonomic and biological review of the tetramoriine ant genus Rhoptromyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Syst. Entomol. 11: 1-17 (page 16, male described)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1964e. Genus Rhoptromyrmex, revision of, and key to species. Pilot Regist. Zool. Card No. 11. PDF
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1964j. Rhoptromyrmex transversinodis, new synonymy of, and brief characterization. Pilot Regist. Zool. Card No. 16. (page 16, Senior synonym of pretoriae and steini)
  • Mayr, G. 1901b. Südafrikanische Formiciden, gesammelt von Dr. Hans Brauns. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 16: 1-30 (page 22, worker described)
  • Ward, P.S., Brady, S.G., Fisher, B.L. & Schultz, T.R. 2014. The evolution of myrmicine ants: phylogeny and biogeography of a hyperdiverse ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/syen.12090.