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Species: Crematogaster (Orthocrema) rasoherinae   Forel, 1891 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Crematogaster rasoherinae Forel, 1891c PDF: 194 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Toamasina (Tamatave), 18°09.28'S, 49°24.76'E, 20m, ex dead twig above ground, urban gardens, 16.ii.2007, coll. Fisher et al. BLF16755; CASENT0120911; CASC AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1912l PDF: 164 (q.m.).
Senior synonym of Crematogaster rasoherinae brunneola, Crematogaster voeltzkowi: Blaimer, 2012b PDF: 38 (Neotype designation; syntype specimens destroyed during World War II).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Grande Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Madagascar, Mayotte, Seychelles
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Inner Seychelles: Mahé, Silhouette.


Endemic to the Malagasy Subregion. Recorded from Madagascar.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 61 times found in littoral rainforest, 59 times found in rainforest, 38 times found in tropical dry forest, 21 times found in urban/garden, 27 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 16 times found in coastal scrub, 9 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 18 times found in littoral forest, 9 times found in dry forest, 9 times found in Disturbed montane rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 136 times ex dead twig above ground, 63 times on low vegetation, 26 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 21 times ex rotten log, 6 times ex rotten stick on ground, 7 times ex dead branch above ground, 2 times canopy, 6 times on tree trunk, 4 times ex dead tree stump, 4 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex dead twig above ground, twig nesting; ca. 1.50m above ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 27 times beating low vegetation, 21 times Malaise trap, 16 times beatting, 2 times 9 maxi winks, 13 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times Malaise, 5 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 3 times beating, 4 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 7 maxi winks, 5 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1382 meters, 205 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1908-12-31 and 2013-10-23

Type specimens: Lectotype of Crematogaster rasoherinae brunneola: casent0101836; Lectotype of Crematogaster voeltzkowi: casent0101615; neotype of Crematogaster rasoherinae: casent0120911; syntype of Crematogaster rasoherinae brunneola: casent0101750, casent0101845

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