Tetramorium wroughtonii

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Tetramorium wroughtonii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species group: melleum
Species: T. wroughtonii
Binomial name
Tetramorium wroughtonii
(Forel, 1902)

Rhoptromyrmex wroughtonii casent0172463 profile 1.jpg

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia.
Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines.
Oriental Region: India (type locality), Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China.

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

  • wroughtonii. Rhoptromyrmex wroughtonii Forel, 1902c: 231 (w.m.) INDIA. Bolton, 1986a: 16 (q.). Combination in R. (Acidomyrmex): Emery, 1915i: 191; in Tetramorium: Ward et al., 2014: 15. Senior synonym of intermedia, leno, rothneyi, sumatrensis, taivanensis and material of the unavailable name longi referred here: Brown, 1964c: 14.
  • intermedia. Rhoptromyrmex rothneyi var. intermedia Forel, 1913k: 80 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Junior synonym of wroughtonii: Brown, 1964c: 14.
  • leno. Rhoptromyrmex rothneyi subsp. leno Viehmeyer, 1914a: 113 (w.) WEST MALAYSIA. Junior synonym of wroughtonii: Brown, 1964c: 14.
  • rothneyi. Rhoptromyrmex wroughtonii r. rothneyi Forel, 1902c: 232 (w.) INDIA. Raised to species: Bingham, 1903: 177; Wheeler, W.M. 1930a: 103. Subspecies of wroughtonii: Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 26. Junior synonym of wroughtonii: Brown, 1964c: 14.
  • sumatrensis. Rhoptromyrmex rothneyi r. sumatrensis Forel, 1913k: 80, fig. W (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Junior synonym of wroughtonii: Brown, 1964c: 14.
  • taivanensis. Rhoptromyrmex (Acidomyrmex) rothneyi var. taivanensis Wheeler, W.M. 1930a: 103 (w.) TAIWAN. Junior synonym of wroughtonii: Brown, 1964c: 14.

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