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Species: Crematogaster natalensis   Forel, 1910 

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See Also:

Crematogaster natalensis braunsi, Crematogaster natalensis dulcis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Crematogaster sordidula subsp. natalensis Forel, 1910f PDF: 431 (w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Emery, 1912e: 668.
Revived status as species: Emery, 1922c PDF: 131; Santschi, 1926b PDF: 212; Menozzi, 1930b PDF: 85.
Current subspecies: nominal plus C. n. braunsi, C. n. dulcis.

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 18 times found in Moist upland grassland on dolerite, 9 times found in Grassland, 3 times found in Moist upland grassland on sandstone, 1 times found in Eragrostis pasture on dolerite, 1 times found in Pine plantation on dolerite.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 20 times Pitfall trap, 6 times Winkler Bag, 4 times Yellow Pan Trap, 2 times By Hand.

Elevations: collected from 900 - 2700 meters, 1605 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-05-25 and 2015-10-03

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster natalensis: casent0908360



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