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Species: Tetramorium spinosum   (Pergande, 1896) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Xiphomyrmex spinosus Pergande, 1896 PDF: 894 (w.) MEXICO. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 163
Senior synonym of Tetramorium wheeleri: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 163.
See also: Smith, 1938a PDF: 127
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:


Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tetramorium spinosum comb. n.  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: 163-164, (download) 163-164 6435
Tetramorium spinosum   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in coffe farm, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 3 times found in Tropical hardwood forest, 2 times found in pine forest, 2 times found in Desert canyon forest, 1 times found in hardwood forest, 2 times found in mesic woodland, 1 times found in oak, 1 times found in creosote mesquite desert, 2 times found in Pine-oak forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times foragers on roadbank, 2 times under stone, 3 times under rock, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex forest litter, 1 times strays, 1 times on rock slide, 1 times on hardwood tree, 1 times nest in rotten log, 1 times leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times search, 5 times direct collection, 4 times pitfall, 3 times Winkler, 1 times maxiWinkler, 1 times Berlese, 2 times hand collection, 1 times Directo, 1 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2286 meters, 741 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1946-02-17 and 2017-05-11

Type specimens: paralectotype of Tetramorium spinosum: casent0901047; syntype of Tetramorium wheeleri: casent0909195; syntype of Xiphomyrmex spinosus: castype00654; syntype of Xiphomyrmex spinosus insons: casent0901048

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