The Ants of Africa
Genus Tapinoma
Tapinoma connexum Santschi - new status

Tapinoma connexum Santschi - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Tapinoma luridum Emery stirps connexum nov., Santschi, 1914b: 118, illustrated, worker & male) Lumbwa, Mau Escarpment, xii.1912, Alluaud & Jeannel
worker & male only described - see below (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Tapinoma connexum}Santschi's (1914b) description is at {original description}.

{Tapinoma connexum}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tapinoma connexum
B Taylor det.
David King
King 02-14-2

0358'38" S
3944'52" E
elev 18 m asl

{Tapinoma connexum}The photomontage is of a specimen from Kenya, Mombasa; collector David King (02-14-2)

These confirm my separation of this form as a distinct species, separated from Tapinoma luridum.

2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.