Tetramorium intermedium


Taxonavigation: Formicoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Formicoidea

Familia: Formicidae
Subfamilia: Myrmicinae
Tribus: Tetramoriini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: Tetramorium intermedium


Holotype: BMNH: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6113, worker.
Type locality: GHANA, Aiyeola Forest Reserve, Kade, primary forest, ex leaf litter, 6.X.1992, leg. R. Belshaw.
Paratypes: 8 workers with same data as holotype (BMNH: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6114, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6115, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6116, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6121); 9 workers from GHANA, Atewa Forest Reserve, nr. Kibi, ex leaf litter, 26.II.1992, leg. R. Belshaw (BMNH: 6 workers ZFMK_HYM_2009_6118, ZFMK_HYM_2009_6120; CASC: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6122; MHNG: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6123; ZFMK: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6119); 3 workers from GHANA, Bunso nr. Tafo, 17.IV.1992, leg. R. Belshaw (BMNH: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6117); and 3 workers from GHANA, Kade, X.1992, leg. R. Belshaw (BBRC: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6185).
Etymology: The species is quite unusual in its character combination, and, although a clear member of the T. muralti complex, shows some tendencies towards the other two species complexes. The species epithet accounts for this intermediate position.

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