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Species: Tetramorium carinatum   (Smith, 1859) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Myrmica carinata Smith, 1859a PDF: 148 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru Is). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Bolton, 1977 PDF: 86). Primary type locality: lectotype Indonesia: Aru Is (A.R. Wallace). Primary type depository: OXUM. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype worker. Secondary type locality: paralectotype originally from same card mount. Secondary type depositories: BMNH. Type notes: The card on which the OXUM (lectotype) specimen is mounted has been cut in half at some time in the past and originally included a second worker, the apices of the legs of which are still visible on the card, to the left of the lectotype specimen; the BMNH paralectotype is this maimed worker. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Bolton, 1977 PDF: 86.
Combination in Xiphomyrmex: Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 455.
Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1977 PDF: 86.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium aruensis: Bolton, 1977 PDF: 86; Bolton, 1995b: 406.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium costatus: Bolton, 1977 PDF: 86; Bolton, 1995b: 406.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Philippines
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 11 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest, primary growth, 1 times found in lowland rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nesting in dead branch, 3 times ex small fragment rtn. wood, 2 times ex small fragment trn. wood, 2 times ex rotting wood piece, 1 times in Hydnophylum ant plant, 1 times ground strays.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1000 meters, 157 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-03-09 00:00:00.0 and 2003-03-06 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Tetramorium carinatum: casent0901375; Not Provided: casent0746539, casent0746540, casent0746541; syntype of Xiphomyrmex aruensis: casent0916754, casent0917085; syntype of Xiphomyrmex costatus: casent0904800; syntype of Xiphomyrmex costatus flavescens: casent0904801

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