Tetramorium mossamedense Forel
Type location Angola
(Tetramorium caespitum L. v. Mossamedensis n. var.,
Forel, 1901d: 306, worker; raised to species by Bolton, 1980: 314)
junior synonym schultzei (Tetramorium caespitum L.
subsp. schultzei n. subsp.,
Forel, 1910f: 19, worker; provisional synonym by Bolton, 1980: 314)
from Botswana, Kgokong-Kang, Kalahari, L Schultze - no images on Antweb (April 2015)
unavailable name tristis (Tetramorium
pusillum Em. stirps mosamedense
For. var. tristis n. var.,
Santschi, 1917b: 285, worker) from Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, Arnold -
worker only known .
Forel's (1901d) description is at . Arnold (1917: 324) gave an expanded
translation, this is at . Forel's (1910f) description of schultzei
is at . Arnold (1917: 331) gave
a translation of schultzei, this is at . Santschi's (1917b) description of tristis
is at . Arnold (1926: 272) gave
a translation of tristis, this is at . Bolton's modern description (1980) is at .
WORKER - TL 2.1-2.4 mm (Bolton, 1980: 314, not
Previously, I thought specimens from Tanzania (Zigi Lodge, Amani River)
were of this species but better photographs show that to have been a