Tetramorium boltoni

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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 boltoni


Holotype: NMK–ZFMK_HYM_2009_6145, worker.
Type locality: KENYA, Western Province, Kakamega Forest, Salazar, Transect 6, 00° 19' 36" N, 34° 52' 14.6" E, 1650m, 21.VI.2007, Kakamega 2007 survey, primary rain forest, pitfall trap, leg. M. Peters.
Paratypes: 40 workers with same data as holotype (BMNH: 8 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6163, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6164, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6165, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6166, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6167; CASC: 6 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6248, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6249, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6250; FMNH: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6251; LACM: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6252; MHNG: 2 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6149, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6150; NHMB: 2 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6254; NMK: 3 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6146, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6147, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6148; SAMC: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6253; ZFMK: 16 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6151, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6152, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6153, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6154, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6155, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6156, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6157, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6158, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6159, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6161, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6162, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6168, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6169, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6170, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6171).
Etymology: The species is dedicated to Barry Bolton, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, to honour his lifetime dedication on myrmecology. Most actual taxonomic and systematic works would not be possible without his fundamental publications of the last decades.

Primary references[edit]

  • Hita Garcia, F.; Fischer, G.; Peters, M.K. 2010: Taxonomy of the Tetramorium weitzeckeri species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Afrotropical zoogeographical region. Zootaxa 2704: 1–90. Preview Reference page