Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Saudi Arabia: Asir Prov., Abha City, Wadi Abha (M.R. Sharaf). Primary type depository (putative): EESC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: paratype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depositories (putative): ASUC, MACG. Type notes: Type-depositories listed are as noted in the introduction to the publication, but the depository of Tetramorium shirlae holotype not expressly stated. It should be noted that Tetramorium shirlae does not appear in more recent keys to Saudi Arabian Tetramorium species (Sharaf et al., 2012, and Sharaf et al., 2015).
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