The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium zapyrum Bolton

Tetramorium zapyrum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1980: 242, not illustrated; worker), holotype worker, with 6 paratype workers and 3 other workers, from Legon; D. Leston, 24.ix.1970, ant ecology sample .

Tetramorium ? zapyrum

 Bolton's description (1980) is at {original description}.

Distribution records were given by Bolton (1980) as - Nigeria from CRIN (himself), IITA (B.R. Critchley) and Ile Ife (J.T. Medler; B. Lasebikan). From Ivory Coast, at Palmeraie de Lame (30 paratype workers, T. Diomande, 21.i.1976) and Banco Forest (W.L. Brown); Liberia, at Gibi (W.M. Mann) and Gabon. Also from Ghana at CRIG (B. Bolton, C.A. Collingwood and H.E. Box), and Mt. Atewa (C.A. Collingwood) (Bolton, 1980). Since collected (33 workers) from leaf litter in the semi-deciduous forest zone (Mankrang Forest Reserve and Old Tafo; Nankasi, cocoa) (Belshaw & Bolton, 1994b).

Note - On consideration of the original description and fresh material, including the Antweb images of the angulinode holotype, I strongly suspect this is no more than a junior synonym of the true type Tetramorium angulinode

{Tetramorium zapyrum}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium zapyrum
B Taylor det.
Y Braet

4 15' 33" S
15 17' 5" E
24 h pitfall trap


{Tetramorium zapyrum}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Brazzaville; collector Y Braet (t-1-3)

2007, 2008, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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