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Species: Crematogaster (Orthocrema) cubaensis   Mann, 1920 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Crematogaster victima subsp. cubaensis Mann, 1920b PDF: 425 (w.q.) CUBA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “a small series”), 1 syntype queen. Type-locality: Cuba: Guantanamo, 1917-18 (W.M. Mann). Type-depositories: AMNH, USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Crematogaster victima: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 90; Alayo, 1974 PDF: 13 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 151.
Status as species: Longino, 2003a PDF: 132.
Senior synonym of Crematogaster barbouri: Longino, 2003a PDF: 132.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Cuba
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Longino, J. T., 2003, The Crematogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) of Costa Rica., Zootaxa 151, pp. 1-150

Crematogaster cubaensis MannHNS 1920 REVISED STATUS

Crematogaster victima subsp. cubaensis MannHNS 1920:425. Syntype workers, queen: Cuba, Guantanamo, beneath a stone in the woods (Mann) [USNM] (examined). Menozzi, 1929:2: subspecies of steinheiliHNS. Enzmann, J. 1946:93: subspecies of laeviusculaHNS. Kempf, 1972:90: subspecies of victimaHNS.

Crematogaster barbouri WeberHNS 1934:24, fig. 1. Syntype workers, queens, male: Cuba, Limones Seboruco, Soledad , Cienfuegos, 22 Aug 1933, under rich humus in a depression on a limestone ledge in dense shade of forest; male from sweeping in nearby forest, 30 Aug (Weber) [USNM, LACM] (examined). Kempf, 1972: 84: combination in C. (Orthocrema)HNS. NEW SYNONYMY

The small yellow CrematogasterHNS on Cuba share the general habitus of minutissimaHNS from Florida. They differ in that the dorsal pilosity is more like C. flavomicropsHNS, relatively short, scruffy-looking, and not in three differentiable rows (although humeral setae are longer than the rest). The pronotum is completely smooth and shining.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in coastal scrub, arroyo.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex sifted litter, 1 times under rich humus in a depression on a limestone ledge in dense shade of forest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 88 - 325 meters, 285 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1918-12-31 and 2014-10-03

Type specimens: syntype barbouri: jtl053303, jtl053326; syntype Crematogaster cubaensis: jtlc000003132

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