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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) laeviceps   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Crematogaster laeviceps Smith, 1858a PDF: 138 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Victoria). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Australia: Melbourne (no collector’s name). Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as leviceps by Roger, 1863b PDF: 37; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 83, and others.]
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum

12. Crematogaster laevicepsHNS. B.M.

Worker. Length 2 lines.-Obscure fusco-ferruginous, the antenna? and legs rather paler than the head and thorax: abdomen very dark, nearly black. The head and the mesothorax smooth and shining, the metathorax with a few delicate striae at its base, its apex armed on each side with a stout acute spine; a deep strangulation between the meso- and metathorax. The first node of the peduncle, viewed in front, is broad and rounded at the base, narrowed upwards, its apex obtuse; the second node subglobose, with a deep longitudinal impression above; a few pale hairs scattered over the abdomen; the head, thorax, and base of the abdomen, pale rufo-testaceous beneath.

Hab. Australia (Melbourne).

A mutilated specimen of a female was received with the worker: it is of much paler colour, but is equally smooth and shining, the thorax and abdomen being elongate-ovate; the wings yellowish and subhyaline, with the nervures pale rufo-testaceous.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Site N/A.

Collect Date Range: collected on 2010-03-01

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster laeviceps: casent0902135; syntype of Crematogaster laeviceps broomensis: casent0908599; syntype of Crematogaster laeviceps chasei: casent0908598

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