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Species: Tetramorium caldarium   (Roger, 1857) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Tetrogmus caldarius Roger, 1857 PDF: 12 (w.q.) POLAND. Palearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers, syntype queens (number not stated). Primary type locality: Poland: Rauden (= Rudy, nr Racibórz, Upper Silesia), in Ananashause. [In hothouse.] Primary type depositories: BMNH, MNHU ? AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Meinert, 1861 PDF: 331 (m.); Roger, 1861b PDF: 172 (m.)
Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 169
Status as species: Meinert, 1861 PDF: 331; Roger, 1861b PDF: 172; Bolton, 1979 PDF: 169 (redescription); Bolton, 1980 PDF: 310 (redescription); Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 263; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 78; Deyrup et al., 1989 PDF: 97; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 381; Bolton, 1995b: 405; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 334; Cagniant, 1997: 91; Radchenko et al., 1998: 111; Deyrup et al., 2000: 298; Czechowski et al., 2002 PDF: 68; Deyrup, 2003 PDF: 47; Collingwood et al., 2004 PDF: 481; Wetterer & Wetterer, 2004 PDF: 215; Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 196; Gómez & Espadaler, 2006 PDF: 231; Wetterer et al., 2007 PDF: 31; Wetterer et al., 2007 PDF: 27; Bharti & Kumar, 2012b 10.3897/zookeys.207.3040 PDF: 21 (redescription); Czechowski et al., 2012: 183; Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 139; Sharaf et al., 2012 10.1371/journal.pone.0030811 PDF: 8 (in key); Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 217; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 196; Ramage, 2014 PDF: 168; Bezděčková et al., 2015 PDF: 122; Wetterer & Hita Garcia, 2015 PDF: 93; Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 45; Lebas et al., 2016: 380; Wetterer et al., 2016 PDF: 20; Agavekar et al., 2017 10.7717/peerj.3800 PDF: 9; Sharaf et al., 2017 10.1080/00222933.2016.1271157 PDF: 38; Deyrup, 2017: 151; Sharaf et al., 2018 10.20362/am.010004 PDF: 32; Wagner et al., 2018 10.1038/s41598-018-30890-z PDF: 4 (in list); Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 827; Lubertazzi, 2019 10.3099/MCZ-43.1 PDF: 191.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium minutum: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 169; Bolton, 1980 PDF: 310; Bolton, 1995b: 405.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Macaronesia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint Helena, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    Americas: Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States
    Asia: India, Indonesia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
    Europe: Balearic Islands, Germany, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
    Oceania: Fiji, Hawaii, Norfolk Island
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1980

Biology:

Colectada en la zona árida de la isla Floreana.

Notes:

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, 2 times found in Closed Miombo Woodland, 5 times found in Garden, 1 times found in wadi, dry sandy riverbed, 2 times found in Open Miombo Woodland, 5 times found in pondoland coastal plateau, 4 times found in urban/garden, 3 times found in urban garden, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times ground forager(s), 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times 0, 6 times leaf litter, 1 times ex rot pocket, 4 times ground nest, 4 times ex rotten log, 3 times Forrajeando, 4 times sour grassland, 1 times recruiting to bait, 3 times Mantella viridis, stomach contents, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times Pitfall trap, 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 12 times Hand, 4 times Winkler bag extraction leaf litter, 1 times H, 3 times Hand collected, 1 times lite trap, 1 times search, 1 times ER28 Malaise trap, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times hand collecting, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2330 meters, 540 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1935-07-17 00:00:00.0 and 2021-10-20 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0126209, casent0126210, casent0126211



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