Tetramorium zapyrum

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Tetramorium zapyrum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. zapyrum
Binomial name
Tetramorium zapyrum
Bolton, 1980

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Specimen Labels


angulinode group

From Bolton (1980)

T. zapyrum is closely related to angulinode and calinum, but in the first of these the petiole has an open reticulum with shining spaces, not the coarsely sculptured mass seen in zapyrum, and in calinum the dorsal alitrunk is blanketed by a very coarse reticulation-punctuation

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ghana (type locality), Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • zapyrum. Tetramorium zapyrum Bolton, 1980: 242 (w.) GHANA.



  • 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 242, worker described)