Tetramorium mkomazi

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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 mkomazi

Name[edit]

Holotype: BMNH: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6087
Type locality: TANZANIA, Mkomazi Game Reserve, valley behind Ibaya, 03° 58' S, 37° 48' E, burnt savanna on slope, nest entrance in little prominence c. 5cm, high probably made by termites, field # 67, 28.XI.1995, leg. H.G. Robertson.
Paratypes: 1 worker with same data as holotype (BMNH: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6088); 1 worker from TANZANIA, Amani, 850m, 9.XI.1957, leg. E.S. Ross & R.E. Leech (CASC: CASENT0218281); 1 worker from TANZANIA, N. Tanzania, Amani Hills, 23.-24.VI.2001, leg. D. Quick (CASC: CASENT0098010).
Etymology: The species is named in reference to Mkomazi Game Reserve, an important area for biodiversity conservation in Northern Tanzania.

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