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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) maina   Blaimer, 2013 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Crematogaster maina Blaimer, 2013b PDF: 39, figs. 15, 16 (w.q.m.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Madagascar: Toliara, P.N. Andohahela, p3: Ankasofotsy, 4.5 km. W Ranopiso, 160 m., 25°00.820’S, 46°38.790’E, 21.iii.2010, BBB246, ex dead twig above ground, transition forest (B.B. Blaimer). Type-depository: CASC. Type-specimen: CASENT0317758. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 4 paratype workers. Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-depositories: MCZC, MHNG, SAMC, UCDC. AntCat AntWiki

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 77 times found in tropical dry forest, 27 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 18 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 11 times found in coastal scrub, 15 times found in gallery forest, 11 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in transition forest/dry forest, 9 times found in littoral rainforest, 7 times found in mangrove, 8 times found in dry forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 74 times ex dead twig above ground, 25 times on low vegetation, 17 times ex dead branch above ground, 5 times ex live stem, 8 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex dead twig above ground, twig nesting, ca.1.20m, 4 times ex rotten stick on ground, 4 times ex dead twig (unattached), 5 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times sifted litter, 2 times ex dead twig above ground, twig nesting, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times Malaise trap, 12 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 13 times beating low vegetation, 9 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 6 times at light, 5 times Malaise, 5 times GC, 4 times Malaise, 1 trap, 2 times Mini-winkler, MW 25 sample transect, 10m, 3 times ER28 Malaise trap, 4 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1410 meters, 152 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1990-12-08 00:00:00.0 and 2019-07-13 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Crematogaster maina: casent0317758; Paratype: sam-hym-c027957; paratype of Crematogaster maina: casent0317789, casent0317790, casent0317791

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