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Species: Tetramorium ferox   Ruzsky, 1903 

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See Also:

Tetramorium ferox cf_ke01, Tetramorium ferox_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium caespitum var. ferox Ruzsky, 1903b PDF: 309 (w.q.m.) RUSSIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

material of the unavailable name Tetramorium striaticeps referred here by Radchenko, 1992b PDF: 55.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Armenia
    Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Corsica, Italy, former Czechoslovakia, former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, former USSR (stepes zone of the European part, Kazakhstan on east to the lake Balahash, also on mountains of Crimea, Caucasus)


Rock steppe, especially calcite. Nests in soil, under rocks and in small loam hills.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in garden, 1 times found in urban area, 1 times found in village, garden.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground foragers, 1 times under stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search.

Elevations: collected from 26 - 364 meters, 213 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium confinis: casent0917415; paratype of Tetramorium confinis: casent0917416; syntype of Tetramorium caespitum ferox levigata: casent0917080, casent0917081, casent0917082; syntype of Tetramorium caespitum ferox perspicax: casent0915011, casent0917083; syntype of Tetramorium ferox: casent0904806; syntype of Tetramorium caespitum ferox striaticeps: casent0904804; syntype of Tetramorium caespitum ferox perspicax: casent0904808

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