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Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1980
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Taxonomic History

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Tetramorium sericeiventre Emery, 1877c: 370 (w.) ERITREA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Ethiopia, Bogos Sciotel, coll. O. Beccari; MHNG AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: André, 1884f: 539; André, 1885d PDF: 851; Emery, 1891c: 4; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 134; Emery, 1895i PDF: 37; Emery, 1896i PDF: 158; Forel, 1905e PDF: 174; Emery, 1909f PDF: 697; Forel, 1910c PDF: 261; Forel, 1911g PDF: 266; Karavaiev, 1911b PDF: 8; Forel, 1913b PDF: 319; Santschi, 1914b PDF: 101; Santschi, 1914d PDF: 366; Arnold, 1917 PDF: 294; Santschi, 1918b PDF: 123 (in key); Wheeler, 1922: 191, 900, 1030; Emery, 1924f PDF: 282; Arnold, 1926 PDF: 247; Menozzi, 1930b PDF: 110; Finzi, 1939a PDF: 159; Weber, 1943d PDF: 322; Menozzi & Consani, 1952 PDF: 67; Bernard, 1953b PDF: 247; Bolton, 1976 PDF: 363; Bolton, 1979 PDF: 155; Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332 (redescription); Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 265; Marsh, 1986b PDF: 338; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 335; Cagniant, 1997: 91; Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 196; Collingwood et al., 2011 PDF: 443; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34 (redescription); Sharaf et al., 2012 10.1371/journal.pone.0030811 PDF: 8 (in key); Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 218; Sharaf et al., 2013 PDF: 576; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 204; Madl, 2019 PDF: 16.Senior synonym of Tetramorium quadrispinosum angolense: Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre arenarium: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Cagniant, 1997: 91; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium quadrispinosum beirae: Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre bipartita: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium blochmannii: Bolton, 1979 PDF: 155; Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium blochmannii calvum: Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre cinnamomeum: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre continentis: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre debile: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium quadrispinosum elegans: Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium quadrispinosum eudoxia: Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre femoratum: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre gamaii: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre hori: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium hortensis: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 363; Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 35.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre inversum: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre jasonis: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium blochmannii montanum: Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre munda: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium neuvillei: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium blochmannii nigriventre: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium quadrispinosum otaviensis: Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium quadrispinosum: Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre repertum: Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre vascoi: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Senior synonym of Tetramorium sericeiventre vividum: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 34.Material of the unavailable names Tetramorium quadrispinosum elegans benguelense, Tetramorium sericeiventre femoratum colluta, Tetramorium sericeiventre inversum defricta, Tetramorium sericeiventre inversum evidens, Tetramorium sericeiventre continentis georgei, Tetramorium sericeiventre continentis gladiator, Tetramorium sericeiventre femoratum kenyense, Tetramorium sericeiventre continentis platonis, Tetramorium sericeiventre femoratum transversa referred here by Bolton, 1980 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 414; Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 35.
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Diagnostic Description

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Insecte africain banal, depuis les steppes tunisiennes jusqu'au Transvaal. On n'a pas decrit moins de 8 races et 30 varietes. Plusieurs ouvrieres de Keoulenta, savane, et du Mont To, ravin I, different des formes deja connues par la teinte rouge-brun plus sombre, la reticulation plus forte, masquant mieux les stries longitudinales, la tete plus echancree en arriere. C'est peut-etre une simple somation montagnarde, car une reine prise au Nimba est plus claire et conforme au type.

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Bernard, F., 1953, La reserve naturelle integrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hymenopteres Formicidae., Memoires de l'Institut Francais d'Afrique Noire, pp. 165-270, vol. 19
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Bernard, F.
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Congo belge: Luebo (P. Callewaert, IV 1919).

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Santschi, F., 1924, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides africains et notes diverses. - II., Revue de Zoologie Africaine, pp. 195-224, vol. 12
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Diagnostic Description

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Two workers from Thysville (J. Bequaert) and two others from Garamba, taken from the stomach of a toad (Bufo regularis) by Lang and Chapin, are referable to this species, which is distributed over the whole African continent.

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Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, pp. 39-269, vol. 45
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Diagnostic Description

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[[ worker ]]. Ferruginea, abdomine fusco, marginibus segmentorum pallidis, ano rufescente, setulis paucis albidis conspersa, opaca, capile subtilius reticulato-rugosoj laminis frontalibus postice subtiliter productus, antennarum clava reliquo flagello breviore, thorace ruguloso, metanolo spina utrinque valida acuta et altera minore ad lalera pelioli, hoc coriaceo, nodo primo longiore, secundo breviore et parum latiore, abdomine vel subtilissime striato, sericeo-micante. Long. 2, 7 millim.

Operaria: Opaca, ferruginea; il ventre e bruno, col margine dei segmenti pallidi e 1 ' ano rossastro. Il capo e reticolato, finamente granuloso nelle maglie. Le mandibole sono striate, il clipeo depresso in avanti, sottilmente carenato lungo la linea mediana, distinto dall' area frontale. Le lamine frontali sono prolungate indietro, come sottili carene visibili fino ai 3 / 4 della lunghezza del capo. Le antenne di 12 articoli sono piuttosto gracili, il 1. ° articolo del flagello lungo quasi quanto i due seguenti; la clava di tre articoli, poco inspessita, e distintamente piu breve del rimanente flagello. Il torace e rugoso longitudinalmente sul pronoto e sul mesonoto, trasversalmente sul metanoto; la sutura tra questi due ultimi segmenti e fortemente impressa. Il metanoto e armato al solito sito di due spine quasi orizzontali, poco divergenti, larghe alla base, assai aguzze; porta inoltre due spine piu piccole ai lati della base del picciuolo. Questo e finamente coriaceo, il suo primo segmento porta un nodo appena piu lungo che largo; il secondo segmento e subgloboso, un po' piu largo indietro, leggermente trasversale. L' addome e opaco, con splendore sericeo vellutato, il quale dipende da strie sottilissime, assai stivate. Su tutto il corpo sono sparse poche setole pallide, non clavate; quelle dell' addome sono piu lunghe e biancastre.

Sciotel (Beccari); due esemplari.

Questa specie si avvicina al T. guineense , cui rassomiglia per la struttura del torace, ma la scultura e assai piu sottile e le antenne piu gracili, con la clava meno inspessita; 1 ' addome opaco la distingue da tutte le congeneri.

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Emery, C., 1877, Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte prima. Formiche provenienti dall Viaggio dei signori Antinori, Beccari e Issel nel Mar Rosso e nel paese dei Bogos., Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova), pp. 363-381, vol. 9
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Diagnostic Description

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- L'habitat de cette Fourmi est fort etendu; je l'ai recue de Tunisie et de Sierra-Leone. Les exemplaires de ces deux provenances ne different du type d'Abyssinie que par les segments du pedicule un peu plus allonges, les epines un peu plus longues et la taille plus forte, differences qui pourraient bien etre individuelles plutot que geographiques. M. E. Simon a rapporte une nouvelle forme.

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Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, pp. 15-56, vol. 64
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- Kairouan.

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Forel, A., 1905, Miscellanea myrmicologiques, II (1905)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique, pp. 155-185, vol. 49
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Forel, A.
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(Figs 34, 35)

Tetramorium sericeiventre Emery , 1877: 370. Syntype worker, Ethiopia: Sciotel (Beccari) (MHN, Geneva) [examined]. Tetramorium blochmanii Forel , 1887: 384. Syntype workers, Madagascar: nr Tamatave, Bois de l´Ivondro (C. Keller) (MHN, Geneva) [examined]. Syn. n.

Worker. Very close to the above but more strongly sculptured. The dorsal surfaces of the head and alitrunk with conspicuous longitudinal rugae, the spaces between which are filled with a dense reticulatepuncturation and are matt and dull. The first gastral tergite is usually completely sculptured, matt and dull, but in a few the sculpture is distinctly stronger on the basal half of the tergite than on the apical.

T. sericeiventre is perhaps the commonest member of its genus in Africa in arid or semi-desert conditions or in any locality where the soil is insolated, sandy and well drained. It occurs from the Mediterranean littoral to the Cape and from the western to the eastern coasts. In the Malagasy region it is decidedly less common and appears to take second place to quadrispinosum .

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Bolton, B., 1979, The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Malagasy region and in the New World., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, pp. 129-181, vol. 38
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Diagnostic Description

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Ann. Mus. civ. Genova, vol. 9, p. 370 (1877), [[worker]].

Afrique orientale allemande: mont Kilimandjaro: Moschi (alt. 1.120 m., st. n° 68, mars 1912), 1 [[worker]].

Cette espece est repandue sur tout le continent africain, mais presente de nombreuses varietes. L'exemplaire de Moschi a quelques poils dresses sur le gastre; a part cela comme le type.

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Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911-1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères, pp. 41-148, vol. 2
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