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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) hova   Forel, 1887 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Crematogaster hova Forel, 1887 PDF: 387 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Blaimer, 2010 PDF: 17). Type-locality: lectotype Madagascar: Bois de l’Ivondro, nr Tamatave (C. Keller). Type-depository: MHNG. Type-specimen: CASENT0101804 (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: Forel, 1891c PDF: 180 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 82; Emery, 1922c PDF: 138; Wheeler, 1922: 1025; Bolton, 1995b: 154; 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 14 - 1343 meters, 578 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Crematogaster hova: casent0101804; Lectotype of Crematogaster hova latinoda: casent0101655

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