Tetramorium trirugosum

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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 trirugosum


Holotype: CASC: CASENT0218391, worker.
Type locality: CAMEROON, Bimbia Forest, 7.4 km 119° ESE Limbe, 03° 58.9’ N, 09° 15.8’ E, 40m, sifted litter (leaf mold. rotten wood), rain forest, 14.iv.2000, leg. B.L. Fisher.
Paratypes: 8 workers with same location data as holotype (CASC: CASENT0218387, CASENT0218388, CASENT0218389, CASENT0218390, CASENT0218391; MHNG: 1 worker CASENT0218392; NHMB: 1 worker CASENT0218393; ZFMK: 1 worker CASENT0218412); 6 workers from CAMEROON, Res. Campo, 2.16km 106° ESE Ébodjé, 2°34.1 N, 9°50.7'E, 10m, sifted litter (leaf mold. rotten wood), littoral rain forest, 9.IV.2000, leg. B.L. Fisher (CASC: 7 workers CASENT0218413, CASENT0218414, CASENT0218415, CASENT0218416, CASENT0218417, CASENT0218418, CASENT0218385); 1 worker from CAMEROON, Bondé Forest, N'kolo village, 27.5 km 155° SSE Elogbatindi, 03° 13' 18" N, 010° 14' 48" E, 40m, sifted litter (leaf mold. rotten wood), rain forest, 12.IV.2000, leg. B.L. Fisher (CASC: CASENT0218386).
Etymology: The species epithet refers to the three conspicuous rugae on the mesosomal dorsum.

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