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Species: Tetramorium meressei   Forel, 1916 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tetramorium meressei Forel, 1916 PDF: 422 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 349.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269

Tetramorium meresseiHNS Forel

A single worker taken by Dr. Bequaert at Masaki (between Masisi and Walikale) agrees very closely with Forel's description, except that the erect hairs on the body are coarser and not "wooly" and the gaster is not darker in the middle but uniformly yellowish brown like the remainder of the body. Dr. Bequaert took his specimen from one of the domatia of a Cuviera (probably C. angolensis), the other swellings of which were occupied by Engramma denticulatum WheelerHNS.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex leaf litter & rotten log, 1 times rotten log.

Elevations: collected at 1510 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1970-12-24 and 2012-08-06

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium meressei: casent0909140

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