The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium bicarinatum (Nylander)

Tetramorium bicarinatum (Nylander)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location USA (Myrmica bicarinata, Nylander, 1846b: 1061, worker & queen; as Tetramorium guineense, Forel, 1891b: 151, male) type worker lst (Bolton, 1980), not listed as in the Finnish Museum of Natural History by Radchenko (2007).
junior synonym cariniceps (as Myrmica cariniceps, Guérin-Méneville, 1852: 79, worker) from Dominica -
with its junior synonyms
kollari (as Myrmica kollari, Mayr, 1853c: 283, all forms) from Austria -
modesta (as Myrmica modesta, F Smith, 1860b: 108, worker) from Indonesia
reticulata (as Myrmica reticulata, F Smith, 1862b: 33, worker) from Panama -
identity and synonymization by Bolton, 1977: 94 .

{Tetramorium bicarinatum}Nylander's (1846b) description is at {original description}. Arnold's (1917: 307) gave a translation, as T. guineensis, this is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.4-4.5 mm (Bolton, 1977: 95, illustrated; Bolton, 1980: 267, not illustrated).

Note: Arnold (1917) included it as an exotic that might arrive in Africa but had not arrived when he wrote. Bolton (1980) has - "South Africa, Natal, Durban (C. P. Merwe) [introduced from Burma]".

{Tetramorium bicarinatum}The photomontage of a syntype modesta worker, as in Bolton (1977), is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium bicarinatum
B Taylor det.
M Sharaf

30°01' N
31°31' E

Tetramorium bicarinatum
B Taylor det.
M Sharaf
Maseh Matrouh
31°21' N
27°14' E
Kaseh Tourism Village

Tetramorium bicarinatum
B Taylor det.
Saudi Arabia
M Sharaf

Farasan Is.
16°42' N
42°11' E
Red Sea

{Tetramorium bicarinatum}The photomontage of is a worker from Egypt; Elkorymat, Giza; collector Mostafa Sharaf.

{Tetramorium bicarinatum queen}The photomontage of a fresh queen is collated from

{Tetramorium bicarinatum male}The photomontage of a fresh male is collated from

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