Tetramorium avaratra

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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 avaratra


Tetramorium avaratra Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012: 47, figs. 46, 47, 49, 102, 103, 104, 141

Holotype: CASC CASENT0445167, worker.
Paratypes: 15 workers with same data as holotype (BMNH: CASENT0443679; CASC: CASENT0439463; CASENT0443689; CASENT0445147; CASENT0445161; CASENT0445174; CASENT0448424; CASENT0448440; CASENT0448557; CASENT0448579; CASENT0448643; CASENT0448665; MCZ: CASENT0443659; MHNG: CASENT0448417; NHMB: CASENT0448568)
Type locality: MADAGASCAR, Antsiranana, Réserve Spéciale de l'Ankarana, 22.9 km 224° SW Anivorano Nord, 12.90889 S, 49.10983 E, 80 m, tropical dry forest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), collection code BLF02858, 10.–16.II.2001 (B.L. Fisher, C. Griswold et al.)
Etymology: The species epithet is an arbitrary combination of letters.


  • 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