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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) chiarinii   Emery, 1881 

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Crematogaster chiarinii aethiops, Crematogaster chiarinii bayeri, Crematogaster chiarinii cincta, Crematogaster chiarinii nigra, Crematogaster chiarinii sellula, Crematogaster chiarinii subsulcata, Crematogaster chiarinii taediosa, Crematogaster chiarinii v-nigra

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 8 valid subspecies

Crematogaster chiarinii Emery, 1881a PDF: 271, fig. (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1892e PDF: 353 (q.m.).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania
    Asia: Saudi Arabia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in rocky outcrop with acacia, 3 times found in Acacia Juniper woodland, 2 times found in rocky wash with Tamarix and Juniper, 2 times found in under fig trees next to small stream, moist soil, 1 times found in riparian scrub next to banana field, 1 times found in Rocky brush along wash.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times on tree trunk, low vegetation, 1 times on low vegetation, on Acacia, 1 times soil, 1 times on tree, 1 times inside dead Juniper tree, 1 times on tree trunk, 1 times ex rot pocket, 1 times on soil, 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times tuna bait, 1 times beating low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 525 - 2172 meters, 1489 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2010-05-16 and 2011-09-22

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster affabilis: casent0908514; syntype of Crematogaster chiarinii: casent0904518

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