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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) difformis   Smith, 1857 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Crematogaster difformis Smith, 1857a PDF: 76 (w.) SINGAPORE. Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Hosoishi & Ogata, 2009a PDF: 22). Type-locality: lectotype Singapore: “Sing. 25” (A.R. Wallace). Type-depository: OXUM. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 5 paralectotype workers. Paratype-localities: 1 paralectotype worker with same data as holotype, 4 paralectotype workers Malaysia: Sarawak, “Sar. 33” (A.R. Wallace). Paratype-depository: OXUM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Hosoishi & Ogata, 2009a PDF: 22.
[Misspelled as deformis by Roger, 1863b PDF: 37, and many others.]
[Misspelled as diformis by Wheeler, 1919f PDF: 74.]
Status as species: Smith, 1858a PDF: 137; Mayr, 1862 PDF: 767; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 404; Roger, 1863b PDF: 37; Mayr, 1867a PDF: 105 (redescription); Smith, 1871a PDF: 329; Mayr, 1872 PDF: 153; Mayr, 1879 PDF: 680 (in key); Emery, 1887f PDF: 467; Emery, 1889: 506; André, 1892c PDF: 53; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 81; Emery, 1893g PDF: 193; Emery, 1897: 567; Emery, 1900: 690; Emery, 1901i PDF: 574; Forel, 1903a PDF: 682; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 145; Wheeler, 1908g PDF: 390; Forel, 1909i PDF: 225; Forel, 1910d PDF: 124; Forel, 1911b PDF: 201; Forel, 1912o PDF: 57; Forel, 1913l PDF: 78; Forel, 1915a PDF: 28; Viehmeyer, 1916a PDF: 126; Wheeler, 1919f PDF: 74; Emery, 1922c PDF: 139; Wheeler, 1924c PDF: 246; Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 450; Menozzi, 1935a PDF: 114; Wheeler, 1937a PDF: 23; Donisthorpe, 1941o PDF: 226 (in key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 102; Baltazar, 1966 PDF: 251; Bolton, 1995b: 152; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005 PDF: 18; Hosoishi & Ogata, 2009a PDF: 22 (redescription); Pfeiffer et al., 2011 PDF: 45.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Luzon Island

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Crematogaster difformis   Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 76-77, (download) 76-77 2588
Crematogaster difformis   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 137, (download) 137 8127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mixed dipterocarp forest.

Collect Date Range: collected on 1978-03-28

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