Tetramorium tanaense

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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 tanaense


Holotype: BMNH: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6081, worker.
Type locality: KENYA, Tana River Delta, Lake Shakababo, near Ngao, 28.X.1977, leg. V. Mahnert & J.L. Perret.
Paratypes: 5 workers with same data as holotype (BMNH: 2 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6082, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6083; MHNG: 3 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6084).
Etymology: The name of the species refers to the type locality, the Tana River Delta in Coastal Kenya.

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