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Species: Crematogaster degeeri   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Crematogaster degeeri Forel, 1886c PDF: cvii (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, coll. M. Grandidier; CASENT0101690; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 190 (q.m.).
Combination in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Wheeler, 1922: 1022; in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 146; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
[Crematogaster geeri Schulz, 1906 PDF: 155; unjustified subsequent emendation.].
See also Blaimer & Fisher, 2013 PDF : 23 (Lectotype designation).

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 44 times found in Uapaca woodland, 30 times found in savannah grassland, 7 times found in rubicole thicket at base of cliff, 6 times found in savannah woodland, 5 times found in eucalyptus plantation, 4 times found in urban/garden, 6 times found in montane rainforest, 5 times found in montane shrubland, on rock, 4 times found in Shrubland, 2 times found in Low altitude rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times under stone, 21 times on low vegetation, 13 times ex soil, 8 times ex dead twig above ground, 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times ground nest, 8 times ground forager(s), 6 times ex rotten log, 4 times on ground, 3 times ex dead tree stump, 2 times under tree bark, live tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 1 times 10 Maxiwinks, 4 times beating low vegetation, 4 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 3 times honey bait, 2 times Malaise, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times Sylvain gc#119-134. general collecting, 1 times tunafish bait.

Elevations: collected from 800 - 2658 meters, 1554 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Crematogaster degeeri: casent0101690; Lectotype of Crematogaster degeeri lunaris: casent0101174



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