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Species: Crematogaster wellmani   Forel, 1909 

Classification:
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See Also:

Crematogaster wellmani luciae, Crematogaster wellmani weissi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Crematogaster wellmani Forel, 1909b PDF: 64 (w.) ANGOLA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1916b PDF: 500 (q.).
Combination in Crematogaster (Atopogyne): Santschi, 1916b PDF: 500; in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 149; in Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema): Santschi, 1926b PDF: 218.
Senior synonym of Crematogaster boxi, Crematogaster dewasi, Crematogaster retusa: Bolton, 1995b: 165.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Santschi, F., 1926, Description de nouveaux formicides éthiopiens (IIIme partie)., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 13, pp. 207-267

Crematogaster (Spaecrocrema) wellmaniHNS For). (Fig. 2 A).

Crematogaster wellmani ForelHNS, 1909, Ann. Soc. Ent. Belgique, LIII, p. 64, [[ worker ]] (nee [[ queen ]]) Emery, Cat. Gen. Insect. MyrmicinaeHNS, p. 144.

Crematogaster (Atopogyne) wellmani WeelerHNS, 1922, Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. XLV, p. 857.

Cette espece doit se rapporter avec un groupe de forme voisines et comme Mr. Emery l'a fait deja pour la var. luciaeHNS, au S. G. SphaerocremaHNS, malgre la petite impression que porte en general le bord posterieur du petiole. Cette impression est bien plus attenuee chez la femelle. Ce groupe fait passage, d'une part aux SphaerocremaHNS gam-

biensis AndreHNS, sejuncta StitzHNS, et nigeriensis SantsHNS. et d'autre part a ces crematogasterHNS plus ou moins lisses et inermes tels que C. inermis Mayr alluaudi Em. nigricepsHNS, nigronitensHNS Sants, solersi For. etc. mais dont le postpetiole est nettement sillonne sur toute sa longueur, tant chez la [[ queen ]] que chez les [[ worker ]].

Specimen Habitat Summary

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

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times with Pseudococcus sp in pods of Sterculia tomentosa.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected at 1580 m

Type specimens: Holotype of Crematogaster boxi: casent0902058; paratype of Crematogaster boxi: casent0902059; syntype of Crematogaster wellmani: casent0908564; syntype of Crematogaster wellmani retusa: casent0912820; type of Crematogaster wellmani: focol1459



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