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Species: Crematogaster (Orthocrema) quadriformis   Roger, 1863 

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Crematogaster quadriformis_cf, Crematogaster quadriformis roveretoi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Crematogaster (Orthocrema) quadriformis Roger, 1863a PDF: 207 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus C. q. roveretoi.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Boquerón, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera, Guairá, Itapúa, Misiones, Ñeembucú, Pte. Hayes, San Pedro

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Crematogaster quadriformis   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 32, (download) 32 21367
Crematogaster quadriformis   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 52, (download) 52 21367

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in bosque bajo, 1 times found in campo cerrado/ bosque bajo, 1 times found in Canga (= savanna on iron outcrops), 1 times found in River edge second growth and highly degraded forest, 1 times found in savanna, 1 times found in savannah, 1 times found in wet subtropical forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on low veg., at night., 1 times many workers tending homoptera on grass, 1 times strays, 1 times soil, mound, 1 times soil, 1 times nest in soil at base of clump of grass, 1 times ground foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times direct collection, 1 times bait, 2 times search, 1 times baits, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 825 meters, 147 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1904-12-31 and 2009-09-01

Type specimens: Holotype of Crematogaster quadriformis vezenyi: casent0922213; syntype dorsidens: jtl055940; syntype of Crematogaster quadriformis gracilior: casent0908423; syntypes dorsidens: jtl055941; syntypes gracilior: jtl055962; syntypes roveratoi: jtl056060

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