Tetramorium forte Forel,

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: 2

publication ID

21095

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B17A7DB9-DBB5-4E56-B313-0A202A75BFAC

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/611D41D8-3D96-F7B5-EFA4-38C99AE6DD9A

treatment provided by

Thomas

scientific name

Tetramorium forte Forel
status

 

The name we stabilize here for this taxon, Tetramorium forte Forel  HNS  , 1904, has occasionally been applied to other taxonomic species, including eastern European ones (e.g. T. moravicum Kratochvil  HNS  , 1941), while T. forte  HNS  as defined here has often been referred to by its junior synonyms T. ruginode Stitz  HNS  , 1917 or T. hispanicum Bondroit  HNS  , 1918. The prevalent confusion has been at least partly caused by the type material containing several taxonomic species. Thus, to achieve nomenclatural stability for this ant species after 100 years, a lectotype of T. forte  HNS  is designated.