Tetramorium rubrum

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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 rubrum

Name[edit]

Holotype: BMNH: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6209, worker.
Type locality: CAMEROON, Yaounde, 30.III.1990, leg. A. Dejean.
Paratypes: 36 workers with same data as holotype (BMNH: 3 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6227, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6228, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6229; CASC: 6 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6231, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6232, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6233; FMNH: 2 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6225, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6226; LACM: 2 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6234; MHNG: 4 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6219, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6220; NHMB: 3 workers, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6236; NMK: 2workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6237; SAMC: 2 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6235; ZFMK: 12 workers ZFMK- ZFMK_HYM_2009_6210, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6211, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6213, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6214, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6215, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6216, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6217, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6218, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6221, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6222, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6223, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6224,).
Etymology: The species epithet is a Latin adjective and refers to the coloration of the new species which is of an intensive dark red.

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