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Species: Tetramorium spinosum   (Pergande, 1896) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Tetramorium spinosum insons

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Xiphomyrmex spinosus Pergande, 1896 PDF: 894 (w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 163.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium insons, Tetramorium wheeleri: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 163.
See also: Smith, 1938a PDF: 127.

Distribution:


Nearctic Region: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas
Neotropical Region: Mexico

Distribution Notes:

BC, BCS

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tetramorium spinosum comb. n.  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: 163-164, (download) 163-164 6435
Tetramorium spinosum   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in coffe farm, 0 times found in Tropical hardwood forest, 2 times found in pine forest, 0 times found in Desert canyon forest, 1 times found in hardwood forest, 0 times found in Pine-oak forest, 0 times found in Acacia brush and grass, 0 times found in Pine-oak-cedar forest, 1 times found in Celtis, 1 times found in sabal palm, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times foragers on roadbank, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times under stone, 1 times Low shrubby vegetation on sand ridge overlooking ocean. Redhead Ridge overlook., 1 times ground nest, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Night collecting in dense woodland. Strays from leaf litter., 1 times Mesic woods, populous colony in rotten log on ground., 1 times Mesic woodland, large Pithecellobium trees, diverse understory of treelets and s.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times search, 3 times Winkler, 0 times Under rock, 0 times In tree trunk, 0 times Leaf litter, 0 times On hardwood tree, 0 times On rock slide, 0 times wayside park, Under dung.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2286 meters, 967 meters average

Type specimens: paralectotype of Tetramorium spinosum: casent0901047; syntype of Tetramorium wheeleri: casent0909195; syntype of Xiphomymrex spinosus insons: casent0901048



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