The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium altivagans Santschi

Tetramorium altivagans Santschi

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Tetramorium caespitum L., stirps altivagans nov., Santschi, 1914b: 103, worker) Alipine plains of Mt Kilimanjaro. ii.1912, Alluaud & Jeannel
junior synonym isis (Tetramorium simillimum (F Smith) isis subsp. nov., Weber, 1943c: 373, worker) from South Sudan, Mt Imatong, 8700', 28.vii.1939, N A Weber - no images on Antweb (April 2015) .

Santschi's (1914b) description is at {original description}. Weber's (1943c) description of isis is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980: 305, not illustrated) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.6-2.7 mm (Bolton, 1980). Note: Santschi gave the size as TL 2.1-2.2 mm.  The type worker shown below shows Santschi's TL to have been wrong.

{Tetramorium altivagans}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Tetramorium altivagans}The photomontage of a likely worker is collated from

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