Tetramorium armatum Santschi,

Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Pfeiffer, M., 2010, New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran., Asian Myrmecology 3, pp. 29-38: 35

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Tetramorium armatum Santschi


Tetramorium armatum Santschi  HNS  , 1927

Material: 14 $, Alborz Range forest steppe, Golestan National Park (37°20'36''N, 56°14'57''E), 1226 m asl, 28.V2007, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 7 ?, Central Persian deserts, Kavir National Park (34°45'47''N, 52°10'24''E), 1045 m asl, 21.VI.2007, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 6 ?, Central Persian deserts, Turan National Park (35°58'22''N, 56°04'43''E), 1174 m asl, 15.VI.2007, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  .

Remarks: T. armatum  HNS  is morphologically close to T. inerme Mayr  HNS  , but in contrast to the latter, which lives in the Central Asian plains, it has been found predominantly in mountains, of Central Asia, the Transcaucasus, Afghanistan and Mongolia (Dlussky et al. 1990; Radchenko 1992b).