Tetramorium marojejy

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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 marojejy

Name[edit]

Tetramorium marojejy Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012: 71, figs. 18, 21, 22, 129, 130, 131, 142

Holotype: CASC CASENT0247334, worker.
Paratypes: 8 workers with same data as holotype (CASC: CASENT0247327; CASENT0247328; CASENT0247329; CASENT0247330; CASENT0247333; CASENT0499782; CASENT0499783; CASENT0499784).
Type locality: MADAGASCAR, Antsiranana, Parc National de Marojejy, Antranohofa, 26.6 km 31° NNE Andapa, 10.7 km 318° NW Manantenina, 14.44333 S, 49.74333 E, 1325 m, montane rainforest, canopy moss and leaf litter, collection code BLF09192, 19.XI.2003 (B.L. Fisher).
Etymology: This new species is named after the type locality, the Park National de Marojejy, which is one of the most important places for the conservation of biodiversity in Madagascar due to the extraordinarily high diversity of landscapes, habitats, fauna and flora.

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