Tapinoma fragile

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Tapinoma fragile
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: T. fragile
Binomial name
Tapinoma fragile
Smith, F., 1876

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Mauritius (type locality).
Oriental Region: Maldives.

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.

  • fragile. Tapinoma fragile Smith, F. 1876a: 447 (w.) MAURITIUS (Rodrigues I.).



  • Smith, F. 1876a. Preliminary notice of new species of Hymenoptera, Diptera, and Forficulidae collected in the island of Rodriguez by the naturalists accompanying the Transit-of-Venus expedition. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 4(17): 447-451 (page 447, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1913. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50.
  • Fisher B. L. 1997. Biogeography and ecology of the ant fauna of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 31: 269-302.
  • Mamet R. 1954. The ants (Hymenoptera Formicidae) of the Mascarene Islands. Mauritius Inst. Bull. 3: 249-259.