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Species: Tetramorium maurum   Santschi, 1918 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Tetramorium caespitum st. maura Santschi, 1918c PDF: 154, fig. 1 (w.q.) TUNISIA. Palearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type localities: Tunisia: Le Kef, Tunisia: Ain Draham, Algeria: St-Charles, Morocco: Tangier. Primary type depository: NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Santschi, 1929e PDF: 150; Santschi, 1931a: 10 (in text); Cagniant, 1964 PDF: 89; Cagniant, 1968a PDF: 144; Cagniant, 1970a PDF: 428; López, 1991a: 36; Bolton, 1995b: 411; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 201.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Tunisia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Güsten, R., Schulz, A. & Sanetra, M., 2006, Redescription of Tetramorium forte Forel, 1904 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a western Mediterranean ant species., Zootaxa 1310, pp. 1-35

Tetramorium maurum SantschiHNS, 1918

Tetramorium caespitum st. maura SantschiHNS, 1918

Tetramorium maurum SantschiHNS: Santschi 1929

The taxonomy of this species is unsettled: the type series contains syntypes from all three Maghreb countries and is probably heterogeneous. However, the principal collection series among the syntypes in NHMB, comprising gynes, originate from northern Tunisia. We base the comparison with T. forteHNS on these gynes. There is currently no indication that the species occurs in Morocco.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1913-05-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium caespitum maurum: casent0915028



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