Tetramorium alternans Santschi, Güsten, R., Schulz, A. & Sanetra, M., 2006

Güsten, R., Schulz, A. & Sanetra, M., 2006, Redescription of Tetramorium forte Forel, 1904 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a western Mediterranean ant species., Zootaxa 1310, pp. 1-35: 27

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Tetramorium alternans Santschi

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Tetramorium alternans Santschi  HNS  , 1929 nov. stat.

Tetramorium caespitum v. alternans Santschi  HNS  , 1929

Cagniant (1997), treating this taxon as a subspecies of T. caespitum  HNS  , cites records from diverse sites throughout Morocco. We have recently procured further samples, including the first known gyne ( Morocco, Middle Atlas, Reg. Meknes, in CAS)  , and regard it as a good species which may occur throughout the Maghreb. Some specimens from Tunisia (in NHMB) are very similar  , as are workers from the northeastern mountains of Teneriffa   .