Tetramorium armatum

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Tetramorium armatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. armatum
Binomial name
Tetramorium armatum
Santschi, 1927

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 43.46666667° to 34.763056°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • armatum. Tetramorium inerme st. armatum Santschi, 1927a: 57 (w.q.) TRANSCASPIA. [First available use of Tetramorium caespitum subsp. inerme var. armata Emery, 1925c: 191; unavailable name.] Subspecies of inerme: Dlussky, 1962: 179. Raised to species: Pisarski & Krzysztofiak, 1981: 158; Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 232. Senior synonym of annauensis, brevinodis and material of the unavailable name ligatum referred here: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.
  • brevinodis. Tetramorium caespitum var. brevinodis Karavaiev, 1927b: 109 (w.q.m.) KAZAKHSTAN. Junior synonym of armatum: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.
  • annauensis. Tetramorium caespitum subsp. annauensis Karavaiev, 1931a: 315 (w.q.m.) TRANSCASPIA. Junior synonym of armatum: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Dlussky G. M., O. S. Soyunov, and S. I. Zabelin. 1990. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Karavaiev V. 1927. Myrmekologische Miszellen. Ezheg. Zool. Muz. 27: 104-112.
  • Paknia O., and M. Pfeiffer. 2011. Hierarchical partitioning of ant diversity: implications for conservation of biogeographical diversity in arid and semi-arid areas. Diversity and Distributions 17: 122-131.
  • Paknia O., and M. Pfeiffer. 2014. Niche-based processes and temporal variation of environment drive beta diversity of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in dryland ecosystems of Iran. Myrmecological News 20: 15-23.
  • Paknia, O., A. G. Radchenko, and M. Pfeiffer. "New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran." Asian Myrmecology 3, no. 29-38 (2010).
  • Pfeiffer, M., L. Chimedregzen and K. Ulykpan. 2003. Community organization and species richness of ants (Hymenoptera/Formicidae) in Mongolia along an ecological gradient from steppe to Gobi desert. Journal of Biogeography 30(12):1921-1925
  • Pisarski B. 1964. Fauna Mrowek Afganistanu. Bibliogr. k. 160-166, Nieoprawiony maszynopis pracy, Praca doktorska. Instytut Zoologiczny PAN, 1964, Bibliogr. p. 160-166
  • Schultz, R., A. G. Radchenko, and B. Seifert. "A critical checklist of the ants of Kyrgyzstan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 201-207.