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Species: Crematogaster castanea   Smith, 1858 

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See Also:

Crematogaster castanea adusta, Crematogaster castanea analis, Crematogaster castanea aquila, Crematogaster castanea arborea, Crematogaster castanea bruta, Crematogaster castanea busschodtsi, Crematogaster castanea durbanensis, Crematogaster castanea ferruginea, Crematogaster castanea hararica, Crematogaster castanea insidiosa, Crematogaster castanea inversa, Crematogaster castanea mediorufa, Crematogaster castanea museisapientiae, Crematogaster castanea rufimembrum, Crematogaster castanea rufonigra, Crematogaster castanea simia, Crematogaster castanea ulugurensis, Crematogaster castanea yambatensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 18 valid subspecies

Crematogaster castaneus Smith, 1858a PDF: 136, pl. 9, fig. 2 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA (not Albania). Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Wheeler, 1922: 830; in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 145; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
Subspecies of Crematogaster tricolor: Forel, 1911h PDF: 279; Santschi, 1913a PDF: 412 (in key).
Revived status as species: Emery, 1915e PDF: 12; Arnold, 1920a PDF: 488; Santschi, 1920 PDF: 378.
Senior synonym of Crematogaster decolor: Forel, 1907i PDF: 80.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Wheeler 1922

Notes:

Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in treefall gap, 1 times ex Acacia seyal, 1 times canopy bait, 1 times Attending Pseudococcus on cacas.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 19 - 1800 meters, 1052 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster tricolor decolor: casent0919663, casent0919664



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