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Species: Tetramorium signatum   Emery, 1895 

Classification:
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Homonyms:

Menozzi, 1933

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.

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Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Bushmanland Arid Grassland, 7 times found in Tanqua Succulent Karoo, 6 times found in Gariep rocky desert with Kokerboom and Euphorbia., 5 times found in Strandveld, 3 times found in Karoid scrub on road verge, 2 times found in karoo vegetation, 2 times found in Rocky ridges with sparsely distributed shrubs, shallow soils. One of the shrubs is Lycium., 2 times found in Koedoesberge-Moordenaars Karoo, 1 times found in Nest in rocky sandy soil at the base of a dead grass in the middle of dry riverbed. Nest entrance with crater of soil around it., 2 times found in Tankwa Succulent Karoo, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times 0.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 56 times Pitfall trap, 22 times By Hand, 4 times Yellow Pan Trap, 2 times Hand collected, 1 times Nest, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Sugar Bait, 1 times Turning over rocks.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1353 meters, 737 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1887-10-01 and 2018-03-21

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium solidum grootensis: casent0901188; Paratype: sam-ent-011762; 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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