Tetramorium aherni

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Taxonavigation: Formicoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Formicoidea

Familia: Formicidae
Subfamilia: Myrmicinae
Tribus: Tetramoriini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: Tetramorium aherni


Tetramorium aherni Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012: 56, figs. 34, 36, 37, 111, 112, 113, 142

Holotype: CASC CASENT0045755, worker.
Paratypes: 15 workers with same data as holotype (BMNH: CASENT0045607; CASC: CASENT0045595; CASENT0045603; CASENT0045675; CASENT0045679; CASENT0045687; CASENT0045696; CASENT0045750; CASENT0045766; CASENT0045771; CASENT0045774; CASENT0045779; MCZ: CASENT0045599; MHNG: CASENT0045761; NHMB: CASENT0045746).
Type locality: MADAGASCAR, Antsiranana, Parc National de Marojejy, Manantenina River, 27.6 km 35° NE Andapa, 9.6 km 327° NNW Manantenina, 14.435 S, 49.76 E, 775 m, rainforest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), collection code BLF08872, 15.–18.XI.2003 (B.L. Fisher et al.).
Etymology: The species is dedicated to Dan Ahern for his contribution to the Madagascar Project.


  • Hita Garcia, F.; Fisher, B.L. 2012: The ant genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Malagasy region—taxonomic revision of the T. kelleri and T. tortuosum species groups. Zootaxa 3592: 1–85. Preview PDF Reference page