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Species: Crematogaster laeviceps   Smith, 1858 

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See Also:

Crematogaster laeviceps_cf, Crematogaster laeviceps broomensis, Crematogaster laeviceps chasei, Crematogaster laeviceps clarior

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Crematogaster laeviceps Smith, 1858a PDF: 138 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 152; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
[Misspelled as Crematogaster leviceps by Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 83 and others.].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum

12. Crematogaster laevicepsHNS. B.M.

Worker. Length 2 lines.-Obscure fusco-ferruginous, the antenna? and legs rather paler than the head and thorax: abdomen very dark, nearly black. The head and the mesothorax smooth and shining, the metathorax with a few delicate striae at its base, its apex armed on each side with a stout acute spine; a deep strangulation between the meso- and metathorax. The first node of the peduncle, viewed in front, is broad and rounded at the base, narrowed upwards, its apex obtuse; the second node subglobose, with a deep longitudinal impression above; a few pale hairs scattered over the abdomen; the head, thorax, and base of the abdomen, pale rufo-testaceous beneath.

Hab. Australia (Melbourne).

A mutilated specimen of a female was received with the worker: it is of much paler colour, but is equally smooth and shining, the thorax and abdomen being elongate-ovate; the wings yellowish and subhyaline, with the nervures pale rufo-testaceous.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster laeviceps: casent0902135

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