Tetramorium signatum Emery
Type location South
Africa (Tetramorium solidum Emery, var signatum, n.
var., Emery, 1895h: 35, worker) Matjesfontein
grootensis (Tetramorium solidum Em. v. grootensis
v., Forel, 1913a: 118, queen & male) from South Africa,
Willowmore, Cape, Dr H Brauns - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0901188
lugubre (Tetramorium solidum Em. subsp. lugubre
subsp., Forel, 1910e: 425, worker) from Angola, Mossamedes -
(Tetramorium solidum Emery, var Tuckeri n.
v., Arnold, 1926: 259, worker) from Namibia, R W E Tucker - see
all forms described
(see Bolton, 1995) .
Emery's (1895h) description
is at . Forel's (1910e) description of lugubre
is at . Forel's (1913a)
description of grootensis is at . Arnold (1917: 290) gave an illustrated
translation, this is at and of varieties at . Arnold's (1926) description of tuckeri
is at . Prins (1973: 7) gave a fresh description
of the type, this is at . Prins (1973: 7) gave a
fresh description of tuckeri, this is at , and . Bolton's modern description (1980) is at .
photomontage is a male tentatively postulated as of grootensis by Forel (1913a)
collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0909156.
Bolton (1980: 251) reported examining the above queen but said nothing
of the male. The antennae, with an unmodified first segment to the
funiculus, together with the head shape and hairiness, are atypical of Tetramorium.