Tetramorium ankarana

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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 ankarana

Name[edit]

Tetramorium ankarana Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012

Holotype: CASC CASENT0247543, worker.
Paratypes: One worker with same data as holotype (BMNH: CASENT0247311); and two workers from Antsiranana, Réserve Spéciale de l'Ankarana, 22.9 km 224° SW Anivorano Nord, 12.90889 S, 49.10983 E, 80 m, tropical dry forest, on low vegetation, collection code BLF03007, 10.–16.II.2001 (B.L. Fisher, C. Griswold et al.) (CASC: CASENT0404423; CASENT0427943).
Type locality: MADAGASCAR, Antsiranana, Réserve Ankarana, 7 km SE Matsaborimanga, 12° 54' S, 49° 07' E, 150 m, rainforest, ground foragers, collection code PSW11043, 30.XI.1990.
Etymology: The name of the new species refers to the type locality, the Réserve Spéciale de l'Ankarana.

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