Tetramorium kakamega

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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 kakamega


Holotype: ZFMK: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6098, worker.
Type locality: KENYA, Kakamega Forest, Isecheno Forest Reserve, 00° 24' N, 34° 86' E, 1800m, 28.IV.2001, Equatorial rain forest, under bark of rotten wood, hand collected, leg. R.R. Snelling.
Paratypes: 4 workers with same data as holotype (CASC: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6097; LACM: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6095; NMK: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6099; ZFMK: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6096).
Etymology: The species is named in reference to the Kakamega Forest in Western Kenya, which is an important biodiversity conservation area with a rich ant fauna, and was the temporary home to the authors during several ant field surveys.

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