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Species: Tetramorium sericeiventre   Emery, 1877 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Tetramorium sericeiventre Emery, 1877c: 370 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Ethiopia, Bogos Sciotel, coll. O. Beccari; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Tetramorium hortensis: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 363; of Tetramorium blochmannii: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 155; of Tetramorium arenarium, Tetramorium bipartita, Tetramorium cinnamomeum, Tetramorium continentis, Tetramorium debile, Tetramorium femoratum, Tetramorium gamaii, Tetramorium hori, Tetramorium inversa, Tetramorium jasonis, Tetramorium munda, Tetramorium neuvillei, Tetramorium nigriventre, Tetramorium vascoi, Tetramorium vividum and material of the unavailable names Tetramorium colluta, Tetramorium defricta, Tetramorium evidens, Tetramorium georgei, Tetramorium gladiator, Tetramorium kenyense, Tetramorium platonis, Tetramorium transversa referred here: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; of Tetramorium angolense, Tetramorium beirae, Tetramorium calvum, Tetramorium elegans, Tetramorium montanum, Tetramorium otaviensis, Tetramorium quadrispinosum, Tetramorium repertum: Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.

Taxon Page Images:

Tetramorium sericeiventre: pic 1: worker; pic 2: dealate queen. Intaka Island, Cape Town, South Africa; 6 January 2017. Photos and collections by Philip Herbst.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Ile du Lys, Ivory Coast, Juan de Nova Island, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe
    Americas: United States
    Asia: Oman, Saudi Arabia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy, Nearctic, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1980


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tetramorium sericeiventre   Forel, A., 1905, Miscellanea myrmicologiques, II (1905)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 49, pp. 155-185: 174, (download) 174 4001
Tetramorium sericeiventre   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: -1, (download) -1 6435
Tetramorium sericeiventre   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 101, (download) 101 8111
Tetramorium sericeiventre   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 191, (download) 191 20597
Tetramorium sericeiventre   Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56: 23, (download) 23 3788
Tetramorium sericeiventre n. sp.  Emery, C., 1877, Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte prima. Formiche provenienti dall Viaggio dei signori Antinori, Beccari e Issel nel Mar Rosso e nel paese de, Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 9, pp. 363-381: 370, (download) 370 3735

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 57 times found in Grassland, 65 times found in urban/garden, 49 times found in Lowland coastal, coraline island, 14 times found in tropical dry forest, 14 times found in Uapaca woodland, 9 times found in open secondary vegetation, 7 times found in littoral rainforest, 4 times found in littoral vegetation, 12 times found in savannah grassland, 8 times found in savannah woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 102 times ground forager(s), 59 times ground nest, 20 times ex soil, 12 times under stone, 9 times leaf litter, 4 times 0, 2 times under coconut, 6 times on low vegetation, 2 times ex rotten log, 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times ex nest in soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 125 times Pitfall trap, 31 times Hand collected, 13 times Winkler, 17 times Hand, 13 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 10 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 5 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m, 6 times search, 5 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 6 times Malaise trap, 1 times Hand collected, under rock on ridge, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 2700 meters, 724 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: casent0235206; syntype of Tetramorium blochmanni continentis eudoxia: casent0909150; syntype of Tetramorium blochmannii: casent0101997; syntype of Tetramorium blochmannii montanum: casent0101266; syntype of Tetramorium quadrispinosum: casent0235197; syntype of Tetramorium quadrispinosum angolense: casent0235207; syntype of Tetramorium quadrispinosum beirae: casent0901245; syntype of Tetramorium quadrispinosum elegans: casent0901244; syntype of Tetramorium quadrispinosum elegans benguelense: casent0235204; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre: casent0102073, casent0102129; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre arenarium: casent0915057; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre bipartita: casent0915058; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre cinnamomeum: casent0235196, casent0901243, casent0915059; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre continentis georgei: casent0915061; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre continentis gladiator: casent0915062; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre continentis platonis: casent0915060; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre femoratum colluta: casent0915064; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre femoratum kenyense: casent0915065; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre femoratum transversa: casent0915066; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre gamaii: casent0915067; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre hori: casent0915068; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre inversa: casent0235198, casent0915069, casent0917838; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre inversa defricta: casent0915070; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre inversum evidens: casent0915071; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre jasonis: casent0915072; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre munda: casent0915073; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre repertum: casent0235205; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre vascoi: casent0915074; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre vividum: casent0915075; syntype of Tetramorium blochmanni continentis: casent0909153; syntype of Tetramorium neuvillei: casent0909141; syntype of Tetramorium quadrispinosum: casent0904835; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre debile: casent0909151; syntype of Tetramorium sericeiventre femoratum: casent0904836; type of Tetramorium blochmanni var. nigriventre: focol2090, focol2091; Type of unavailable (unavailable?) quadrinomial: Tetramorium sericeiventre continentis sanguiniceps: casent0915063; unpublished name: Tetramorium ilgii: casent0915423

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