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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) menilekii   Forel, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 7 valid subspecies

Crematogaster menilekii Forel, 1894b PDF: 97 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Ethiopia (“Südabessinien”): (no further data) (Ilg). Type-depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as meneliki by Forel, 1913i PDF: 353; Santschi, 1914b PDF: 93, and others.]
Subspecies of Crematogaster buchneri: Forel, 1916 PDF: 411 (in text).
Status as species: Emery, 1899a PDF: 500; Mayr, 1902 PDF: 293; Santschi, 1913a PDF: 412 (in key); Santschi, 1919h PDF: 87; Emery, 1922c PDF: 147; Wheeler, 1922: 154, 840; Bernard, 1953b PDF: 235; Bolton, 1995b: 157.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Benin, Ethiopia, Guinea, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in coffee plot site, 1 times found in managed coffee under native shade trees.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest, 1 times coffe plant, scale tending ants.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times picking by hand.

Elevations: collected at 2080 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1938-12-20 00:00:00.0 and 2019-03-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster menilekii: casent0908538

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