Tetramorium microps

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Tetramorium microps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. microps
Binomial name
Tetramorium microps
(Mayr, 1901)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality), Zimbabwe.


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • microps. Triglyphothrix microps Mayr, 1901b: 25 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Combination in Tetramorium: Arnold, 1917: 337; Bolton, 1985: 247. Senior synonym of auropunctatus, bulawayensis, fusciventris, pallens, rhodesiana: Bolton, 1976: 329.
  • auropunctatus. Triglyphothrix auropunctatus Forel, 1910f: 20 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of auropunctatum Roger, 1863a: 182, above.] Junior synonym of microps: Bolton, 1976: 329.
  • pallens. Triglyphothrix auropunctatus var. pallens Forel, 1910e: 424 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of microps: Bolton, 1976: 329.
  • fusciventris. Triglyphothrix auropunctatus var. fusciventris Forel, 1913a: 116 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Combination in Tetramorium: Arnold, 1917: 336. Junior synonym of microps: Bolton, 1976: 329.
  • rhodesiana. Triglyphothrix auropunctata var. rhodesiana Forel, 1913j: 221 (q.) ZIMBABWE. Combination in Tetramorium: Arnold, 1917: 336. Junior synonym of microps: Bolton, 1976: 329.
  • bulawayensis. Tetramorium (Triglyphothrix) auropunctatus var. bulawayensis Arnold, 1917: 335 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Combination in Triglyphothrix: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 909. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of bulawayense Forel, above.] Junior synonym of microps: Bolton, 1976: 329.

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1917. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part III. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 271-402 (page 337, Combination in Tetramorium)
  • 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 329, Senior synonym of auropunctatus, bulawayensis, fusciventris, pallens and rhodesiana)
  • Bolton, B. 1985. The ant genus Triglyphothrix Forel a synonym of Tetramorium Mayr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 19: 243-248 (page 247, Combination in Tetramorium)
  • Mayr, G. 1901b. Südafrikanische Formiciden, gesammelt von Dr. Hans Brauns. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 16: 1-30 (page 25, worker, queen described)

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.
  • Bolton B. 1976. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Constituent genera, review of smaller genera and revision of Triglyphothrix Forel. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology 34:281-379.
  • Forel A. 1910. Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 54: 421-458.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. 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. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004