Tetramorium ericae

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Tetramorium ericae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. ericae
Binomial name
Tetramorium ericae
Arnold, 1917

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Zimbabwe (type locality).


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • ericae. Tetramorium ericae Arnold, 1917: 332 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Junior synonym of pauper Santschi: Bolton, 1976: 333. Hence first available replacement name for Triglyphothrix pauper Santschi, 1917b: 286. [Junior secondary homonym of Tetramorium pauper Forel, 1907a: 14.]; designated by Bolton, 1995b: 407. See also: Bolton, 1985: 247.
  • pauper. Triglyphothrix pauper Santschi, 1917b: 286. [Junior secondary homonym of pauper Forel, above.] Replacement name: ericae: Arnold, 1917: 332. [Junior synonym of pauper Santschi, hence first available replacement name; designated by Bolton, 1995b: 407.]

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1917. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part III. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 271-402 (page 332, worker described)
  • Bolton, B. 1976. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Constituent genera, review of smaller genera and revision of Triglyphothrix Forel. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 34: 281-379 (page 333, Junior synonym of pauper Santschi: Hence first available replacement name for Triglyphothrix pauper Santschi)
  • Bolton, B. 1985. The ant genus Triglyphothrix Forel a synonym of Tetramorium Mayr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 19: 243-248 (page 247, see also)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 407, Junior synonym of pauper Santschi: Bolton, 1976: 333. Hence first available replacement name for Triglyphothrix pauper Santschi, 1917b: 286. [Junior secondary homonym of Tetramorium pauper Forel, 1907a: 14.]; designated by Bolton)
  • Santschi, F. 1917b [1916]. Fourmis nouvelles de la Colonie du Cap, du Natal et de Rhodesia. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 85: 279-296 (page 286, first available replacement name for Triglyphothrix pauper Santschi, 1917b: 286.)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1917. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part III. Myrmicinae. Annals of the South African Museum. 14: 271-402.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection