Tetramorium pogonion, Bolton, 1980

Mbanyana, Nokuthula, Garcia, Francisco Hita, Robertson, Hamish Gibson & Roux, Johannes Jacobus Le, 2018, A taxonomic revision of seed harvester ants of the Tetramorium solidum group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in southern Africa, European Journal of Taxonomy 454, pp. 1-59 : 38

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.454

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:07F6B28D-ECA4-4F14-8132-0A58DE156057

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3818704

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039887DC-FFB5-A451-2B10-A4FCFA8BA2DB

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Tetramorium pogonion
status

 

Tetramorium pogonion Bolton, 1980

Figs 3K View Fig , 18 View Fig , 24 View Fig

Tetramorium pogonion Bolton, 1980: 249.

Diagnosis

Tetramorium pogonion is the only species in the T. solidum group with the head broader in front of the eyes than behind ( Fig. 3K View Fig ).

Material examined

Holotype

NAMIBIA: worker, 37 miles (60 km) W of Aus, 500 m a.s.l., 5 May 1958, E.S. Ross and R.E. Leech leg. ( CASC: CASTYPE13390 ).

Paratypes

NAMIBIA: 8 pinned specimens (5 workers, 1 ♂, 2 queens), same collection data as for holotype ( CASC: CASENT0270793 , CASENT0270794 ).

Measurements (worker N =4)

HL 0.924 –0.954 (0.944); HW 0.875 –0.895 (0.887); SL 0.688 –0.767 (0.718); EL 0.266 –0.285 (0.275); PH 0.452 –0.492 (0.470); PW 0.580 –0.610 (0.590); WL 0.964 –0.983 (0.971); PSL 0.118 –0.148 (0.135); PTH 0.275 –0.295 (0.289); PTL 0.275 –0.295 (0.288); PTW 0.275 –0.295 (0.285); PPH 0.305 –0.334 (0.325); PPL 0.256 –0.275 (0.270); PPW 0.344 –0.374 (0.356); OI 30–32 (31); CI 94–95 (94); SI 79–85 (81); DMI 59–63 (61); LMI 47–51 (48); PSLI 13–15 (14); PeNI 47–49 (48); LPeI 97–102 (100); DPeI 97–104 (99); PpNI 58–63 (60); LPpI 79–90 (83); DPpI 125–146 (132); PPI 120–131 (125).

Distribution

Only known from Namibia, where it was collected in the Namib Desert and Namib Savannah Woodlands.

CASC

USA, California, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Tetramorium

Loc

Tetramorium pogonion

Mbanyana, Nokuthula, Garcia, Francisco Hita, Robertson, Hamish Gibson & Roux, Johannes Jacobus Le 2018
2018
Loc

Tetramorium pogonion

Bolton B. 1980: 249
1980