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Species: Crematogaster melanogaster   Emery, 1895 

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Crematogaster melanogaster homonyma

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Crematogaster arborea subsp. melanogaster Emery, 1895i PDF: 29 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Wheeler, 1922: 840; in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 147; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
Raised to species: Wheeler, 1922: 840.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Crematogaster melanogaster homonyma.

Taxon Page Images:

Crematogaster melanogaster. Salmanslaagte, Cederberg, South Africa, 19 June 2016. Photo by Philip Herbst; collected by Peter Slingsby


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Fynbos.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times pooter.

Elevations: collected at 461 m

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster arborea melanogaster: casent0904511

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