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Species: Tetramorium caldarium   (Roger, 1857) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Tetrogmus caldarius Roger, 1857 PDF: 12 (w.q.) POLAND. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Meinert, 1861: 331 (m.).
Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 169.
Junior synonym of Tetramorium simillimum: Roger, 1862c PDF: 297.
Revived from synonymy: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 169.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium hemisi, Tetramorium minutum: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 169; of Tetramorium transformans: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 310.


 Species is native to: Afrotropical bioregion (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Africa, Bungoma, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Eastern Africa, Gauteng, Ivory Coast, Kabarole, Kakamega, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Middle Africa, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Cape, Otjozondjupa, Saint Helena, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Southern Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Western Africa
Australasia Region: Australia and New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Oceania
Indomalaya Region: Asia, India, Indonesia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Sulawesi Utara, Tamil Nadu
Malagasy Region: Antananarivo, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Toamasina, Toliara
Nearctic Region: Florida, North America, Sonora, United States
Neotropical Region: Americas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Caribbean, Central America, Chiapas, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Galápagos, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Lima, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, South America, Veracruz
Oceania Region: Ba, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Melanesia, Polynesia
Palearctic Region: Al Bahah, Ar Riyad, Azores, Balearic Islands, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Europe, Germany, Macaronesia, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Monaco, Morocco, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Southern Europe, Spain, United Kingdom, Western Asia, Western Europe, Yemen

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1980


Colectada en la zona árida de la isla Floreana.


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tetramorium caldarium   Espadaler, X., 2007, The ants of El Hierro (Canary Islands)., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions., Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 80, pp. 113-127: 121, (download) 121 21278
Tetramorium caldarium stat. rev.  Bolton, B., 1979, The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Malagasy region and in the New World., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 38, pp. 129-181: 169-170, (download) 169-170 6435

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 2 times found in Rocky brush along wash, 7 times found in Jardin, 1 times found in wadi, dry sandy riverbed, 5 times found in pondoland coastal plateau, 4 times found in urban/garden, 3 times found in urban garden, 3 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 3 times found in Garden, 2 times found in station clearing, forest edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times ground forager(s), 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times 0, 1 times ex rot pocket, 4 times ex rotten log, 5 times leaf litter, 3 times Forrajeando, 4 times sour grassland, 3 times ex soil, 1 times recruiting to bait, 3 times Mantella viridis, stomach contents, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Pitfall trap, 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 10 times Hand, 4 times Winkler bag extraction leaf litter, 3 times Hand Collected, 1 times H, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times search, 1 times Hummus Bait, 1 times lite trap, 1 times ER28 Malaise trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1949 meters, 507 meters average

Type specimens:

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