Tetramorium doriae Emery
Type location Eritrea
(Tetramorium Doriae n. sp.,
Emery, 1881b: 530, worker) Assab
worker only described (see Bolton,
Emery's (1881b) description is at . Bolton's modern description (1980, with
type location Ethiopia) is at .
WORKER - TL 3.2-3.8 mm (Bolton, 1980: 277, not
photomontage is of a worker from Yemen (Aden) collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904844.
On the Antweb site it is designated as a syntype, although there is no
"type" label in the photographs. The location is not as reported
by Emery, whose report is titled as dealing with a "Voyage to Assab on
the Red Sea, by G Doria and O Beccari. The vessel on which they
travelled did anchor at Aden and they described making a shore
excursion. Emery reported identifying "T. simillimum" from Aden, without giving any
other information. No-one with the name "Simon" is mentioned in
the report. Emery includes E Simon collecting ants from Botswana
(1895h), Lesotho (1921d) and South Africa (1895h, 1899e, 1905d).
Note: this (assuming the Antweb scales are correct) has
TL ca. 2.8 mm, HW 0.57, HL 0.7, SL 0.6; whereas Bolton gave TL 3.2-3.8,
HW 0.66-0.72, HL 0.78-0.90, SL 0.69-0.80; the eyes also are too small,
0.24 X HW (B 0.31-0.33); so something is wrong.
The "Arabia" worker he listed and measured (see below) matches his
dimensions but lokks quite different to this worker, which Bolton
listed as a syntype that he examined.