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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) melanogaster   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Crematogaster arborea subsp. melanogaster Emery, 1895i PDF: 29 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: South Africa: Cape Prov., De Aar, i.-iv.1893 (E. Simon). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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Crematogaster melanogaster. Salmanslaagte, Cederberg, South Africa, 19 June 2016. Photo by Philip Herbst; collected by Peter Slingsby

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa
    Asia: Oman
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Fynbos, 1 times found in Karoid scrub on road verge, 1 times found in Koedoesberge- Moordenaars Karoo. East facing rocky slope., 1 times found in Coastal strandveld.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Pitfall Trap, 1 times pooter, 1 times Turning over rocks.

Elevations: collected from 461 - 853 meters, 559 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-11-01 and 2016-07-02

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster arborea melanogaster: casent0904511

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