Tetramorium calinum Bolton
Type location Ghana
(Bolton, 1980: 239, illustrated; with the holotype worker and 6
paratype workers Legon, by D. Leston, 30.iv.1970) .
specimens (as Xiphomyrmex species H, Taylor, 1980a: 63).
WORKER. TL 3.76 mm, HL 0.84, HW 0.78, SL 0.54, PW 0.62
Colour orange, gaster and dorsal surfaces darker. Sculpturation of
head, alitrunk and pedicel mainly reticulate, fine on the lateral
alitrunk. Erect hairs moderately abundant and long. Antennal scrobes
defined. Propodeal spines large, broad, blunt and flat; metanotal lobes
small. Petiole with distinct vertical anterior and posterior faces,
dorsum slightly convex. Subpetiolar tooth minute.
In Nigeria it was collected from leaf litter at
the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre by B. Bolton; and
from Mokwa, by C. Longhurst).
Room (1971) found it (as Xiphomyrmex sp. H) in
leaf litter and dead wood on the ground under cocoa at the Mampong
Cemetery site, this is not in Bolton's (1980) list. That list did have
other findings at Legon (G. Benson) and the Axim area
(C. Collingwood) and describes the preferred habitat as probably
open places and dry, sandy soils.