The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium tersum Santschi

Tetramorium tersum Santschi

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Tetramorium tersum n. sp., Santschi, 1911c: 357, illustrated, worker) - no images on Antweb (April 2015)
junior synonyms
atrinodis (Xiphomyrmex kivuense Stiz stirps atrinodis, Santschi, 1928f: 208, worker; synonymy Bolton, 1980) from Kenya - see below
kivuense (Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) kivuense n. sp., Stitz, 1911b: 386, illustrated, worker; Santschi, 1924b: 216 queen, synonymy Bolton, 1980) from Zare - see
worker only known .

Regarded by Hita Garcia et al. (2010c: 22) as a junior synonym of Tetramorium edouardi.  They separated West African specimens off as a new species Tetramorium rubrum.

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{Tetramorium tersum}WORKER - TL 4.5-4.8 mm; (Bolton, 1980: 232, illustrated).

{Tetramorium tersum} The photomontage is of the atrinodis type worker, collated from

Antweb appear not have photographed the type worker but this, at least, appears significantly different to the red-brown holotype of T. eduoardi.

2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.