Tetramorium yemene

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Tetramorium yemene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. yemene
Binomial name
Tetramorium yemene
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

Nothing is known about the biology of Tetramorium yemene.


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species differs from Tetramorium jizani by the much fewer head hairs and more widely spaced head sculpture and from Tetramorium simillimum by the single hair below the eyes and the reduced petiole sculpture.

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 15.184722° to 13.083333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates, Yemen (type locality).

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.

  • yemene. Tetramorium yemene Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 335, fig. 13 (w.q.m.) YEMEN.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Holotype: TL 2.6; HL 0.67; HW 0.58; SL 0.43; EL/HW 0.232; CI 86.5.

This species, like T. jizani, resembles T. simillimum having distinct frontal carinae extending back almost to the occiput. The head and alitrunk have strong longitudinal striae with intermediate reticulate sculpture which is more weakly developed on the propodeum. The nodes have punctulate sculpture only. The head and alitrunk dorsum have short blunt hairs and there is one long oblique hair at each side of the head below the eye. The petiole has two pairs and the postpetiole three pairs of hairs. The head and alitrunk are brown and the gaster is dark, the legs and antennae yellowish.


TL 3.60, has similar colour, sculpture and pilosity to the worker but the gaster hairs are more numerous. The propodeal spines are well developed.


TL 2.80, has a large expanded mesonotum, shining without sculpture except at the sides; the scutellum and propodeum are longitudinally striate. The head has moderately dense punctulate sculpture which becomes transverse on the occiput behind the eyes. There is one oblique hair at each side of the head below the eyes as in the female castes.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Yemen, Sid el Feyhn, 10.VI.1992, A. van Harten. - Paratypes: males, 1 queen, 1 queen, same series as holotype.


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.
  • Collingwood C. A., D. Agosti, M. R. Sharaf, A. Van Harten, 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 405-474