The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium new species Cameroun FK sp 6

Tetramorium new species Cameroun FK sp 6

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun

TL ca 3.3 mm, HL 0.76 HW 0.71 CI 84 SL 0.62 SI 96 PW 0.60

This appears close to Tetramorium magnificum but is significantly smaller, TL ca 3.3 mm, cf TL 4.8-5.2.  The erect hairs also are shorter but are still longer than the maximum eye diameter; the tibia hairs are about as long as the maximum width of the tibia. Manibles quite coarsely striate. This has a well defined median carina on the clypeus, absent in magnificum and lateral carinae. The alitrunk profile smoothly but shallowly convex. The petiole profile is near cubic, in contrast to what Bolton called the "core species", i.e.  Tetramorium quadridentatum. Much darker red-brown, the gaster darker, than magnificum.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium n sp Cameroun FK2
B Taylor det.

A Fotso Kuate
Tetramorium sp6
0354'30" N
Tuna bait in forest


{Tetramorium nsp fk sp06}The photomontage is of the holotype worker from Cameroun; Matomb; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk tetramorium sp6)

2011, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.