Tetramorium alpestre Steiner et al., 2010 valid
Tetramorium alpestre Steiner et al., 2010: 249, figs. 2-9 (w.q.m.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic.
Primary type information: Austria (Tyrol): Vent, 46.8548°N, 10.9097°E, 2000 m a.s.l.; immediately above timber line; vegetation mainly grass with interspersed dwarf shrubs (Erica sp. and others; ca. 10–20 cm high) and patches free of vegetation (small rocks, stones, bare soil); holotype nest large (ca. 3m2); other ant species found close to holotype nest: Formica lemani Bondroit, 1917, Leptothorax acervorum (Fabricius, 1793), Myrmica sulcinodis Nylander, 1846; all information provided by H. Müller. Holotype. Worker labelled “AUS: 46.8548°N, 10.9097°E, Vent, 2000 m, Weg zur Martin-Busch-Hütte, leg. H. Müller 2007.08.15-1, #251”. Collection date: 15 August 2007. Deposition: Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz. Paratypes: 4 workers, 2 males, 3 gynes from holotype nest series (Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz); 7 workers, 1 male, 1 gyne from holotype nest series Museum of Natural History Vienna); 7 workers, 1 male, 1 gyne from holotype nest series (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck); 6 workers, 1 male, 1 gyne from holotype nest series (collection of B. C. Schlick-Steiner and F. M. Steiner, housed by the Institute of Ecology of the University of Innsbruck); 5 workers, 3 gynes with same data as holotype nest series but #252 (Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz); 16 workers, 2 gynes with same data as holotype nest series but #252 (collection of B. C. Schlick-Steiner and F. M. Steiner, housed by the Institute of Ecology of the University of Innsbruck). Secondary type information: Wagner et al., 2017: 113: Type locality. Vent (Austria), 46.8548° N, 10.9097° E, 2000 m a.s.l., leg. H. Müller, 15.VIII.2007.
  • Status as species: Wagner et al., 2017: 113 (redescription).
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