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Species: Crematogaster kelleri   Forel, 1891 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Crematogaster kelleri Forel, 1891c PDF: 197, pl. 6, fig. 10 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Bois sur les bords de l’Ivondrona, près de Tamatave, [-18.23333, 49.36667], coll. C. Keller; CASENT0101557; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Wheeler, 1922: 1022; in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 147; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
Blaimer, 2013a PDF: 9 (Lectotype designation).

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 93 times found in rainforest, 137 times found in dry forest, 87 times found in tropical dry forest, 54 times found in littoral rainforest, 13 times found in secondary rainforest, 14 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 6 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 11 times found in disturbed dry forest, 6 times found in littoral forest, 6 times found in gallery forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 128 times ex dead twig above ground, 34 times on low vegetation, 6 times canopy, 21 times ex rotten log, 27 times ex dead twig (unattached), 16 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 28 times foragers, 11 times ex dead branch above ground, 5 times forager, 1 times ex rotten branch on ground, 2 times ex dead twig above ground, branch nesting, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 63 times LGC, 46 times GC, 20 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 27 times beating low vegetation, 19 times LCB, 11 times Malaise trap, 10 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 5 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 1 times 9 maxi winks, 7 times AB, 3 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1575 meters, 183 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Crematogaster adrepens: casent0101769; Lectotype of Crematogaster kelleri: casent0101557, casent0102056; type of Cremastogaster adrepens: casent0104593



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