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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) ampullaris   Smith, 1861 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Crematogaster ampullaris Smith, 1861b PDF: 47 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: 2 syntype workers. Type-locality: Indonesia: Celebes (Sulawesi): Tondano, “Tond.” (A.R. Wallace). Type-depository: syntypes lost (not in OXUM or BMNH). Type notes: Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 469, records two worker syntypes in OXUM, labelled “Tond.” This material could not be found by Hosoishi & Ogata, 2009a PDF: 20, and is not in BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 404; Roger, 1863b PDF: 37; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 79; Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 469; Donisthorpe, 1941o PDF: 226 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 147; Hosoishi & Ogata, 2009a PDF: 19 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1861, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the Islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 6, pp. 36-48

1. Crematogaster ampullarisHNS.

C. rufo-niger; capite thorace mul-tum latiore; parte postica thoracis dilatata; abdomine cordata.

Worker. Length 2 lines. Obscure fusco-ferruginous; the antennae, sides of the head, the nodes of the petiole, and the legs of a brighter red; the head much wider than the thorax and more shining; the metathorax much swollen and wider than the prothorax, swelling out on each side. Abdomen, heart-shaped, palest at the base and shining.

Hab. Celebes (Tondano).

The swollen metathorax in this species, I apprehend, is a receptacle for saccharine fluid; on each side is a small orifice, and beneath it, adhering to the thorax, are particles of crystallized masses, apparently formed of the fluid which has exuded from the receptacle. Two species from Sarawak, having similar formations, are described in the second volume of the ' Proceedings of the Linnean Society.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in tropical dry forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 150 - 220 meters, 185 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2005-09-25 and 2010-08-20

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