Tetramorium depressum Forel, 2007

Espadaler, X., 2007, The ants of El Hierro (Canary Islands)., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions., Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 80, pp. 113-127 : 121

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6245874

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6245874

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0000C505-BB5D-484C-76BE-9AB6999DEB23

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scientific name

Tetramorium depressum Forel
status

new status

15. Tetramorium depressum Forel   HNS ( new status)

(3, w; 4, w; 9, w; 11, w; 13, w; 14, w; 22, w; 26, w; 27, w; 30, w; 33, w; 39, w; 40, w; 41, w). Forel (( 1892) described this ant as a subspecies of T. semilaeve Andre   HNS . In addition to the head surface differences already noted by Forel, both taxa have different male genitalia and head worker sculpture and are here formally proposed as distinct species. From 20 to 1300 m although big, populous nests are found at the higher altitudes, usually under stones. The few nests located in the drier coast seemed to be in a miserable and suffering state, with a small number of workers. But for a smaller size the morphology of lowland populations was indistinguishable from other populations.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Tetramorium