Tetramorium kivuense

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Tetramorium kivuense
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tetramorium edouardi)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: Tetramorium kivuense
Stitz, 1911

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Tetramorium edouardi.


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

  • kivuense. Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) kivuense Stitz, 1911b: 386, fig. 6 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Santschi, 1924b: 216 (q.). Combination in Xiphomyrmex: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 907. Junior synonym of tersum: Bolton, 1980: 233; of edouardi: Hita Garcia, Fischer & Peters, 2010b: 23.


  • 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 233, Junior synonym of tersum)
  • Santschi, F. 1924b. Descriptions de nouveaux Formicides africains et notes diverses. II. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 12: 195-224 (page 216, queen described)
  • Stitz, H. 1911b. Formicidae. Wiss. Ergeb. Dtsch. Zent.-Afr.-Exped. 3: 375-392 (page 386, fig. 6 worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 907, Combination in Xiphomyrmex)