Tetramorium calinum

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

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Specimen Labels


angulinode group

From Bolton (1980)

It is closest related to legone, but in legone the base of the first gastral tergite is strongly sculptured. Apart from legone all other known species of the group lack the blanketing reticulate-punctate sculpture which is so conspicuous in calinum

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • calinum. Tetramorium calinum Bolton, 1980: 239, figs. 15, 16 (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 239, figs. 15, 16 worker described)