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Species: Crematogaster (Orthocrema) madecassa   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Crematogaster sordidula var. madecassa Emery, 1895g PDF: 342 (w.q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Blaimer, 2012b PDF: 49). Type-locality: Madagascar: Diego Suarez [-12.26670, 49.28330], 1893 (Ch. Alluaud). Type-depository: MSNG. Type-specimen: CASENT0102054 (lectotype). Type notes: The original syntype queen is not mentioned by Blaimer. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Blaimer, 2012b PDF: 49.
Status as species: Emery, 1912e: 668; Emery, 1922c PDF: 131; Bolton, 1995b: 157; Blaimer, 2012b PDF: 49 (redescription).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 47 times found in rainforest, 12 times found in tropical dry forest, 5 times found in littoral rainforest, 4 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in Low altitude rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest, transition to montane forest, 2 times found in degraded rainforest, 1 times found in transition humid forest, 1 times found in in dry forest, 1 times found in montane forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 37 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times ex dead twig above ground, 4 times on low vegetation, 4 times ex rotten log, 4 times sifted litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times 8 maxi winks, 7 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 5 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 6 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 4 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 5 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times beating low vegetation, 3 times MW 75 sample transect, 5,10m, 2 times 9 Maxi winklers, 3 times Malaise trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1345 meters, 382 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1893-01-01 and 2016-03-23

Type specimens: Lectotype of Crematogaster madecassa: casent0102054



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