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Species: Crematogaster ranavalonae   Forel, 1887 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Crematogaster ranavalonis Forel, 1887 PDF: 388 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Bois l’Ivondro près de Tamatave, coll. C.Keller; CASENT0101762; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Justified emendation of spelling to Crematogaster ranavalonae: Forel, 1891c PDF: 184.].
Forel, 1891c PDF: 185 (m.); Emery, 1897b PDF: 13 (q.).
Combination in Crematogaster (Oxygyne): Forel, 1901j PDF: 375.
Senior synonym of Crematogaster descarpentriesi, Crematogaster emmae, Crematogaster inops, Crematogaster laticeps, Crematogaster paulinae, Crematogaster pepo: Blaimer, 2012 PDF: 249 (Lectotype designation).


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 58 times found in rainforest, 27 times found in tropical dry forest, 17 times found in littoral rainforest, 7 times found in gallery forest, 6 times found in montane rainforest, 8 times found in Uapaca woodland, 5 times found in secondary rainforest, 5 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 2 times found in Lowland rainforest, 3 times found in deciduous dry forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 36 times on low vegetation, 18 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 8 times ground forager(s), 7 times ex dead twig above ground, 6 times ex rotten log, 2 times canopy, 3 times ex carton nest, 3 times ex soil, 3 times sifted litter, 1 times in canopy tending coccids, 1 times on tree trunk, carton nest, ca. 3m above ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 24 times Malaise trap, 16 times beating low vegetation, 7 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times MW 75 sample transect, 5,10m, 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times Malaise, 3 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 1 times 8 maxi winks, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1550 meters, 363 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Crematogaster emmae: casent0101664; Holotype of Crematogaster inops: casent0101163; Lectotype of Crematogaster ranavalonae: casent0101762; not part of type series of Crematogaster ranavalonae paulinae: casent0101847; paralectotype of Crematogaster ranavalonae: casent0917807; syntype of Crematogaster descarpentriesi: casent0101169

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