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Species: Tetramorium armatum   Santschi, 1927 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium inerme st. armatum Santschi, 1927b PDF: 57 (w.q.) TRANSCASPIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Tetramorium caespitum inerme armata Emery, 1925a PDF: 191; unavailable name.].
Subspecies of Tetramorium inerme: Dlussky, 1962 PDF: 179.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium annauensis, Tetramorium brevinodis and material of the unavailable name Tetramorium ligatum referred here: Radchenko, 1992b PDF: 53.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Pfeiffer, M., 2010, New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran., Asian Myrmecology 3, pp. 29-38

Tetramorium armatum SantschiHNS, 1927

Material: 14 $, Alborz Range forest steppe, Golestan National Park GoogleMaps (37°20'36'N, 56°14'57'E), 1226 m asl, 28.V2007, leg. Omid Paknia GoogleMaps; 7 ?, Central Persian deserts, Kavir National Park GoogleMaps (34°45'47'N, 52°10'24'E), 1045 m asl, 21.VI.2007, leg. Omid Paknia GoogleMaps; 6 ?, Central Persian deserts, Turan National Park GoogleMaps (35°58'22'N, 56°04'43'E), 1174 m asl, 15.VI.2007, leg. Omid Paknia GoogleMaps.

Remarks: T. armatumHNS is morphologically close to T. inerme MayrHNS, but in contrast to the latter, which lives in the Central Asian plains, it has been found predominantly in mountains, of Central Asia, the Transcaucasus, Afghanistan and Mongolia (Dlussky et al. 1990; Radchenko 1992b).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1804-12-31

Type specimens: syntype of Teramorium caespitum annauensis: casent0917064, casent0917065, casent0917066; syntype of Teramorium caespitum brevinodis: casent0917061, casent0917062, casent0917063; syntype of Tetramorium caespitum punicum jarbas: casent0913991; syntype of Tetramorium caespitum inerme armata: casent0904827

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