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A taxonomic revision of seed harvester ants of the Tetramorium solidum group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in southern Africa

dc.contributor.authorMbanyana, Nokuthulaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Francisco Hitaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Hamish Gibsonen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLe Roux, Johannes J.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-20T08:56:43Z
dc.date.available2019-09-20T08:56:43Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-07
dc.identifier.citationMbanyana, N., et al. 2018. A taxonomic revision of seed harvester ants of the Tetramorium solidum group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in southern Africa. European Journal of Taxonomy 454:1-59, doi:10.5852/ejt.2018.454en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2118-9773 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5852/ejt.2018.454
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/106505
dc.descriptionCITATION: Mbanyana, N., et al. 2018. A taxonomic revision of seed harvester ants of the Tetramorium solidum group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in southern Africa. European Journal of Taxonomy 454:1-59, doi:10.5852/ejt.2018.454.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://europeanjournaloftaxonomy.euen_ZA
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: Ants of the Tetramorium solidum group occur in Africa, with the vast majority of species endemic to the arid regions of southern Africa. The first revision of the genus was published more than 30 years ago and ant surveys have since considerably expanded the number of specimens available for study. The revision of this group reveals five new species, expanding the total number to 19. Almost all the species in this group occur in the southern parts of the Afrotropical region, with the exception of T. setuliferum Emery, 1895 and T. rothschildi (Forel, 1907). These two species have broad distributions within African grasslands and savannas, with T. setuliferum occurring in southern Africa and T. rothschildi in East Africa and the Sahel. Five new species are described in this revision: T. aisha sp. nov., T. brigitteae sp. nov., T. duncani sp. nov., T. lerouxi sp. nov. and T. margueriteae sp. nov. An illustrated key is presented and descriptions of new species are provided, supported by montage images and distribution maps.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://europeanjournaloftaxonomy.eu/index.php/ejt/article/view/585.
dc.format.extent59 pages : illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherConsortium of European Natural History Museumsen_ZA
dc.subjectAnt taxonomyen_ZA
dc.subjectTetramorium solidum (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) -- Classificationen_ZA
dc.subjectTaxonomic revision of Tetramorium solidumen_ZA
dc.subjectTetramorium solidum -- Southern Africaen_ZA
dc.titleA taxonomic revision of seed harvester ants of the Tetramorium solidum group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in southern Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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