Tetramorium elf

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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 elf

Name[edit]

Tetramorium elf Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012: 34, figs. 12, 56, 58, 62, 63, 87, 88, 89, 141

Holotype: CASC CASENT0045788, worker.
Paratypes: One worker with same data as holotype (CASC: CASENT0045787); one worker with same data as holotype except sampled from yellow pan trap and collection code BLF08873 (CASC: CASENT0048893); and one worker from 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, ground foragers, collection code BLF09077, 17.XI.2003 (B.L. Fisher) (CASC: CASENT0487782).
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.
Etymology: The species is named after the “supernatural beings” from Old Norse and Old English myths.

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