Tetramorium robertsoni

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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 robertsoni


Holotype: BMNH: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6090, worker.
Type locality: TANZANIA, Mkomazi Game Reserve, Ibaya, 03° 58' S, 37° 48' E, savanna, unburnt slope, ex pitfall trap, 14.XI.1994, leg. A. Russell-Smith
Paratypes: 2 workers with same data as holotype (BMNH: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6089, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6091); 5 workers from TANZANIA, Amani, 850m, 9.XI.1957, leg. E.S. Ross & R.E. Leech (CASC: 4 workers CASENT0218274, CASENT0218276, CASENT0218277, CASENT0218278; ZFMK: 1 worker CASENT0218275).
Etymology: This species is dedicated to Dr. Hamish G. Robertson from South Africa in honour of his work in Afrotropical myrmecology.

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