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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) castanea   Smith, 1858 

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See Also:

Crematogaster castanea adusta, Crematogaster castanea analis, Crematogaster castanea aquila, Crematogaster castanea arborea, Crematogaster castanea bruta, Crematogaster castanea busschodtsi, Crematogaster castanea durbanensis, Crematogaster castanea ferruginea, Crematogaster castanea hararica, Crematogaster castanea insidiosa, Crematogaster castanea inversa, Crematogaster castanea mediorufa, Crematogaster castanea museisapientiae, Crematogaster castanea rufimembrum, Crematogaster castanea rufonigra, Crematogaster castanea simia, Crematogaster castanea ulugurensis, Crematogaster castanea yambatensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 18 valid subspecies

Crematogaster castaneus Smith, 1858a PDF: 136, pl. 9, fig. 2 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA (not Albania). Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Crematogaster tricolor: Forel, 1911h PDF: 279; Santschi, 1913a PDF: 412 (in key).
Revived status as species: Emery, 1915e PDF: 12; Arnold, 1920a PDF: 488; Santschi, 1920d PDF: 378.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Wheeler 1922


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Miombo woodland, 1 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in tropical dry forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in treefall gap, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times ex Acacia seyal, 1 times canopy bait, 1 times Attending Pseudococcus on cacas.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Sweep net pm, 1 times search, 1 times beating vegetation (2 hours), 1 times Honey Bait.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1800 meters, 903 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1952-11-26 and 2016-08-01

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster tricolor decolor: casent0919663, casent0919664

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