Bolton's description (1980) is at .
Nigeria specimens (as Tetramorium species4, Taylor, 1980a: 59). WORKER. TL 3.17 mm,
HL 0.78, HW 0.73, SL 0.59, PW 0.47
Apart from fine rugae on the dorsum of the head, the sculpturation of
the head, alitrunk and pedicel is solely of fine, dense puncturation.
Erect hairs very sparse and very short. Propodeal spines broad,
elongated triangular, with a flat alignment; metapleural lobes upturned
triangles. Petiole with almost vertical anterior and posterior faces
and rounded angular junctions with a slightly convex dorsum.
Postpetiole with a slightly convex profile. Colour red-brown, gaster
The holotype worker and 3 paratype workers came from
own collections at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre,
in leaf litter (10.vi.1969). My collection was of workers from a nest
in the ground at the CRIN W17 block (16.x.1975). There are no other