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|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|
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, 1 times found in subtropical thorn woodland, 1 times found in creosote mesquite desert, 0 times found in Live oak forest, 0 times found in Mesquite woodland, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times foragers on roadbank, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times under stone, 1 times Mesic woods, populous colony in rotten log on ground., 1 times Mesic woodland, large Pithecellobium trees, diverse understory of treelets and s, 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..
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; syntype of Xiphomyrmex spinosum: castype00654