Tetramorium setigerum

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa (type locality), Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

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

  • setigerum. Tetramorium setigerum Mayr, 1901b: 22 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Forel, 1910e: 424 (q.m.). Senior synonym of anteversa, quaerens: Bolton, 1980: 283.
  • quaerens. Tetramorium setigerum r. quaerens Forel, 1914d: 226 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Junior synonym of setigerum: Bolton, 1980: 283.
  • anteversa. Tetramorium setigerum var. anteversa Santschi, 1921c: 121 (w.) TANZANIA. Junior synonym of setigerum: Bolton, 1980: 283.



  • 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 283, Senior synonym of anteversa and guaerens)
  • Forel, A. 1910f. Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 421-458 (page 424, queen, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1901b. Südafrikanische Formiciden, gesammelt von Dr. Hans Brauns. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 16: 1-30 (page 22, worker described)