Tetramorium jedi

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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 jedi


Tetramorium jedi Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012: 50, figs. 29, 33, 44, 45, 105, 106, 107, 142

Holotype: CASC CASENT0043578, worker.
Paratypes: one worker with same data as holotype (CASC: CASENT0043685); and nine workers from Antsiranana, Forêt de Binara, 9.1 km 233° SW Daraina, 13.26333 S, 49.60333 E, 725 m, rainforest, ex root mat, ground layer, collection code BLF09691, 4.XII.2003 (B.L. Fisher) (CASC: CASENT0077773, CASENT0077774, CASENT0077775).
Type locality: MADAGASCAR, Antsiranana, Forêt de Binara, 9.1 km 233° SW Daraina, 13.26333 S, 49.60333 E, 800 m, rainforest, 3.XII.2003 (B.L. Fisher).
Etymology: This species is named after the fictional, noble, and wise guardians of peace from the “Star Wars” universe created by George Lucas.


  • 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