Tetramorium

Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61: 54-55

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Tetramorium
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Genus Tetramorium  HNS  Mayr, 1855 

Tetramorium  HNS  Mayr, 1855: Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien.5: 423. 

Type-species: Formica caespitum L.  HNS  ,1758: Syst. Nat., ed.10: 581. 

Distribution: Palaearctic, Ethiopian, Oriental, Australian, Polynesian, Nearctic & Neotropical regions. 

Key to species 

1 Body length 2.5 mm, propodeal spines relatively longer (Fig.42) ....................... ........................... T. brevicorne Brondroit  HNS   

- Body length 3.5 mm, propodeal spines short .......................................................2 

2- Dorsum of head with a distinct median depression, propodeal spines short and acute (Fig.43)............ T. depressicepes Menozzi  HNS   

- Dorsum of head without a median depression, propodeal armature tuberculate and blunt (Fig.44)............... T. salwae  HNS  n.sp.