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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) liengmei   Forel, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Crematogaster gallicola var. liengmei Forel, 1894b PDF: 96 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Mozambique: Delagoa (Liengme). Type-depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Mayr, 1895 PDF: 135; Forel, 1910f PDF: 436; Santschi, 1914e: 21; Arnold, 1920a PDF: 548; Emery, 1922c PDF: 138; Wheeler, 1922: 860; Bolton, 1995b: 156.

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Crematogaster liengmei subsp weitzeckeri. Welgemoed, Cape Town, South Africa; 19 April 2016. Photo and collection by Philip Herbst

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in grassland, 1 times found in Fogging of Tree canopy. Southern Afrotemperate Forest ., 1 times found in Garden, 3 times found in Fynbos - montane fynbos, 2 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in Found crawling on Mystropetalon thomii (Balanophoraceae), 2 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos on sandstone, 2 times found in Fynbos - South Coast Strandveld, 1 times found in Renosterveld, 1 times found in Sandy, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone, 1 times in bushes, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex dead twig (Acacia karroo).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times pooter, 2 times Dead wood, 2 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Winkler Bag.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1676 meters, 692 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1898-03-30 00:00:00.0 and 2017-01-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntypes of Crematogaster liengmei: casent0193951

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