Tetramorium ala

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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 ala

Name[edit]

Tetramorium ala Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012: 21, figs. 51, 57, 66, 75, 76, 77, 141

Holotype: CASC CASENT0038473, worker.
Paratypes: 13 workers with same data as holotype (BMNH: CASENT0038387; CASC: CASENT0038371; CASENT0038374; CASENT0038389; CASENT0038410; CASENT0038414; CASENT0038453; CASENT0038459; CASENT0038464; CASENT0038467; MCZ: CASENT0038404; MHNG: CASENT0038423; NHMB: CASENT0038373); 1 worker with same data as holotype except sampled from ground and collection code BLF08230 (CASC: CASENT0497817); 9 workers with same data as holotype except sampled from root mat at ground layer and collection code BLF08185 (CASC: CASENT0498013; CASENT0498014; CASENT0498015).
Type locality: MADAGASCAR, Toamasina, Montagne d'Anjanaharibe, 19.5 km 27° NNE Ambinanitelo, 15.17833 S, 49.635 E, 1100 m, montane rainforest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), collection code BLF08150, 12.–16.III.2003
Etymology: The species epithet is an arbitrary combination of letters.

References[edit]

  • 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