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Species: Tetramorium signatum   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium solidum var. signatum Emery, 1895i PDF: 35 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Syntype: SOUTH AFRICA: 1 pinned worker,Western Cape, Matjiesfontein, E. Simon leg. (MSNG: CASENT0904841). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and senior synonym of Tetramorium grootensis, Tetramorium lugubre, Tetramorium tuckeri: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 251.

Taxon Page Images:

Tetramorium signatum. Vaalleegte Farm, Karoo, South Africa; 26 May 2017. Photo © and collection by Philip Herbst.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Bushmanland Arid Grassland, 1 times found in Cedarberg Sandstone Fynbos, 1 times found in Kuruman Mountain Bushveld.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times 0.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Pitfall trap, 1 times hand collected, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days.

Elevations: collected from 896 - 1325 meters, 985 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium solidum grootensis: casent0901188; syntype of Tetramorium signatum: casent0904841; syntype of Tetramorium solidum tuckeri: casent0901189; syntype of Tetramorium solidum grootensis: casent0909156; syntype of Tetramorium solidum lugubre: casent0909157

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