Tetramorium wheeleri

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Tetramorium wheeleri
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tetramorium spinosum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: Tetramorium wheeleri
Forel, 1901

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


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

  • wheeleri. Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) wheeleri Forel, 1901c: 128 (w.) MEXICO. Subspecies of spinosum: Wheeler, W.M. 1915b: 416; Smith, M.R. 1938a: 130. Junior synonym of spinosum: Bolton, 1979: 163.


  • Bolton, B. 1979. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Malagasy region and in the New World. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 38: 129-181 (page 163, Junior synonym of spinosum)
  • Forel, A. 1901d. I. Fourmis mexicaines récoltées par M. le professeur W.-M. Wheeler. II. A propos de la classification des fourmis. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 123-141 (page 128, worker described)
  • Smith, M. R. 1938a. A study of the North American ants of the genus Xiphomyrmex Forel. J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 28: 126-130 (page 130, Subspecies of spinosum)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915b. Some additions to the North American ant-fauna. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 34: 389-421 (page 416, Subspecies of spinosum)