Tetramorium nazgul

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Tetramorium nazgul

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 nazgul

Name[edit]

Tetramorium nazgul Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012: 74, figs. 19, 20, 132, 133, 134, 142

Holotype: CASC CASENT0028625, worker.
Paratypes: 31 workers with same data as holotype (BMNH: CASENT0028584; CASC: CASENT0028579; CASENT0028585; CASENT0028590; CASENT0028591; CASENT0028601; CASENT0028604; CASENT0028605; CASENT0028606; CASENT0028610; CASENT0028620; CASENT0028621; CASENT0028622; CASENT0028626; CASENT0028627; CASENT0028628; CASENT0028632; CASENT0028636; CASENT0028652; CASENT0028663; CASENT0028670; CASENT0028671; CASENT0028674; CASENT0028678; CASENT0028680; CASENT0028681; CASENT0028689; CASENT0028690; MCZ: CASENT0028595; MHNG: CASENT0028594; NHMB: CASENT0028592).
Type locality: MADAGASCAR, Toliara, Réserve Spéciale d'Ambohijanahary, Forêt d'Ankazotsihitafototra, 35.2 km 312° NW Ambaravaranala, 18.26667 S, 45.40667 E, 1050 m, montane rainforest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), collection code BLF07020, 13.–17.I.2003 (B.L. Fisher, C. Griswold et al.).
Etymology: The species name “nazgul” is taken from J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Lord of the Rings” and refers to the evil ringwraiths who serve the main villain “Sauron”.

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