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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) ensifera   Forel, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Crematogaster (Decacrema) ensifera Forel, 1910a PDF: 18 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Blaimer, 2010 PDF: 17). Type-locality: lectotype Madagascar: eastern Madagascar, virgin forest, Sahana (no collector’s name). Type-depository: MHNG. Type-specimen: CASENT0101790 (lectotype). Secondary type information: Paratype-material: paralectotype workers (number not stated). Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. Paratype-depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Blaimer, 2010 PDF: 17.
Status as species: Emery, 1922c PDF: 138; Wheeler, 1922: 1025; Bolton, 1995b: 152.
Member of Crematogaster hova complex: Blaimer, 2010 PDF: 17.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Notes:

This species name is now ASSOCIATED with the Crematogaster hova-complex (Blaimer, 2010)


Blaimer, B. B. (2010) Taxonomy and Natural History of the Crematogaster (Decacrema) group in Madagascar. Zootaxa, 2714, 1-39.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected from 38 - 1343 meters, 783 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Crematogaster ensifera: casent0101790; type of Crematogaster ensifera: focol0652, focol0781, focol0697-1, focol0697-2, casent0104587

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