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Genus: Crematogaster   Lund, 1831 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Extant: 494 species, 291 subspecies

Fossil: 2 species

[Notes. (i) The original spelling Crematogaster is used throughout, the incorrect subsequent spelling Cremastogaster is ignored; see catalogue of genus-group names. (ii) The spurious paper by Soulié & Dicko, 1965Soulié, J.; Dicko, L. D. 1965. La répartition des genres de fourmis de la tribu des "Cremastogastrini" dans la faune éthiopienne et malgache. Hymenoptera - Formicoidea - Myrmicidae. Annales de l'Université d'Abidjan. Série Sciences 1:85-106. [1965] PDF 128963: 85, is ignored. This publication merely repeats, inaccurately, the Wheeler, 1922Wheeler, W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. New York: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1139. 133015: 828 catalogue of Afrotopical Crematogaster, but treats the subgenera as genera; see catalogue of genus-group names.]
Crematogaster Lund, 1831a PDF: 132 . Type-species: Formica scutellaris, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 124. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Type-species not Formica acuta, unjustified subsequent designation by Emery, 1912d PDF: 272; this error repeated in, for example, Emery, 1914b PDF: 39, Arnold, 1920a PDF: 482, Emery, 1922c PDF: 128, Gallardo, 1934b PDF: 4, Soulié, 1965 PDF: 78.].
[Cremastogaster Mayr, 1861 PDF: 74 (and many later authors), incorrect subsequent spelling. Discussions of spelling: Emery, 1912d PDF: 272 (footnote); Wheeler, 1913a PDF: 78; Donisthorpe, 1941f PDF: 36; Buren, 1959 PDF: 125.].
Crematogaster in Poneridae, Myrmicidae: Smith, 1858a PDF: 134.
Crematogaster in Myrmicidae: Smith, F. 1971a: 329; Cresson, 1887 PDF: 262.
Crematogaster in Myrmicinae: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 468 [Myrmicidae]; Smith, 1857a PDF: 75 [Myrmicidae]; Mayr, 1861 PDF: 74 [Myrmicidae]; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 22 [Myrmicidae]; Emery & Forel, 1879a: 464 [Myrmicidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 79.
Crematogaster in Myrmicinae, Pheidolini: Emery, 1877b PDF: 81 [Myrmicidae, Pheidolidae].
Genus Crematogaster references:
Blaimer & Fisher, 2013Blaimer, B. B.; Fisher, B. L. 2013. Taxonomy of the Crematogaster degeeri-species-assemblage in the Malagasy region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). European Journal of Taxonomy 51:1-64. [2013-08-02] PDF 142420 (Malagasy region subgenera and species-group key; degeeri-assemblage species revision, diagnosis, key); Salata & Borowiec, 2015Salata, S.; Borowiec, L. 2015. Redescription of Crematogaster cypria Santschi, 1930, new status, with description of two new related species from Greece and Turkey (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 505:59-77. [2015-05-21] PDF 142752: 75 (north-eastern Mediterranean Basin species key); Hosoishi, 2015Hosoishi, S. 2015. Revision of the Crematogaster ranavalonae-group in Asia, with description of two new species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 42:63-92. [2015-03-18] PDF 142729 (Asian ranavalonae-group species revision, diagnosis, key); Hosoishi & Ogata, 2014Hosoishi, S.; Ogata, K. 2014. Description and DNA barcoding of Crematogaster fraxatrix Forel, 1911 and two new closely related species from Cambodia and Indonesia (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 374:57-68. [2014-01-19] PDF 142569: 61 (Crematogaster fraxatrix-group species key); Hosoishi & Ogata, 2015Hosoishi, S.; Ogata, K. 2015. Review of the Crematogaster popohana-group with the description of a new species from the Indochinese Peninsula (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Asian Myrmecology 7:11-18. PDF 142807: 7 (Crematogaster popohana-group key).

Taxon Page Images:



Alarm posture in a Crematogaster emeryana acrobat ant, gaster held high and sting extruded. Crematogaster ants do not actually use their stinger to sting; rather, the organ is instead employed as a brush to broadcast volatile chemical signals to nestmates and to smear defensive chemicals on attackers. Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:


African Region: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Macaronesia, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Australian Region: Australia, Barrow Island, New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Western Australia
Eurasian Region: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Alicante, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Balearic Islands, Bulgaria, China, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California, California, Canada, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela
Pacific Islands Region: Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Singapore, Vanuatu
South East Asia Region: Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, India, Krakatau Islands, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Xishuangbanna

Biology:


Notes:

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References:

For the most recent Nearctic revision of Crematogaster, see: Buren, W. F. 1959. A review of the species of Crematogaster, sensu stricto, in North America (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Part I. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 66: 119-134. (Online at http://osuc.biosci.ohio-state.edu/hymenoptera/manage_lit.list_pubs?author=Buren)

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-22 04:23:24 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-22 04:20:58 Zach Lieberman modified Images

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Crematogaster   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Crematogaster   Longino, J. T., 2003, The Crematogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) of Costa Rica., Zootaxa 151, pp. 1-150: 22-25, (download) 22-25 20256
Crematogaster   Longino, J. T., 2003, The Crematogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) of Costa Rica., Zootaxa 151, pp. 1-150: 130, (download) 130 20256
Crematogaster   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Crematogaster   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 134-135, (download) 134-135 8127
Crematogaster   Longino, J. T., 2003, The Crematogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) of Costa Rica., Zootaxa 151, pp. 1-150: 18-20, (download) 18-20 20256
Crematogaster   Longino, J. T., 2003, The Crematogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) of Costa Rica., Zootaxa 151, pp. 1-150: 130, (download) 130 20256
Crematogaster   Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61: 50, (download) 50 21622
Crematogaster   Longino, J. T., 2003, The Crematogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) of Costa Rica., Zootaxa 151, pp. 1-150: 3, (download) 3 20256
Crematogaster   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 32, (download) 32 21008
Crematogaster   Longino, J. T., 2003, The Crematogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) of Costa Rica., Zootaxa 151, pp. 1-150: 25-29, (download) 25-29 20256
Crematogaster   Longino, J. T., 2003, The Crematogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) of Costa Rica., Zootaxa 151, pp. 1-150: 4-7, (download) 4-7 20256
Crematogaster   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 150-151, (download) 150-151 20597
Crematogaster   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 66, (download) 66 6175

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