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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) tumidula   Emery, 1900 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Crematogaster tumidula Emery, 1900: 689, fig. 8 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Hosoishi, 2015 PDF: 88). Type-locality: lectotype Indonesia: Sumatra, Pangherang Pisang (E. Modigliani). Type-depository: MSNG. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 1 paralectotype worker. Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. Paratype-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Hosoishi, 2015 PDF: 88.
Status as species: Emery, 1922c PDF: 140; Donisthorpe, 1941o PDF: 226 (in key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 103; Bolton, 1995b: 164; Hosoishi & Ogata, 2009a PDF: 33; Pfeiffer et al., 2011 PDF: 46; Hosoishi, 2015 PDF: 88 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Hosoishi, S. & Ogata, K., 2009, A taxonomic revision of the Asian endemic subgenus Physocrema of the genus Crematogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2062, pp. 15-36

Crematogaster (Oxygyne) tumidula EmeryHNS

Crematogaster tumidula EmeryHNS 1900: 689. Syntypes, 2 workers from INDONESIA: Pangherang-Pisang, Sumatra (E. Modigliani) (MCSN) [examined]. Combination in C. (Physocrema)HNS by Emery, 1922: 140; Donisthorpe, 1941: 226.

Remarks. Examination of syntype workers in MCSN reveals that tumidulaHNS does not belong to the subgenus PhysocremaHNS. Characteristic features include: frontal carinae not developed; anterior clypeal margin not concave; metapleural gland orifice slit-shaped; petiole broader anteriorly. These features are characteristic of the subgenus OxygyneHNS and we consider C. tumidulaHNS to be referred to that subgenus.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1890-10-01

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster tumidula: casent0904533

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