Crematogaster aculeata

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Crematogaster aculeata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. aculeata
Binomial name
Crematogaster aculeata
Donisthorpe, 1941

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -5.4431° to -5.4431°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • aculeata. Crematogaster (Rhachiocrema) aculeata Donisthorpe, 1941j: 203 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Irian Jaya (“Dutch New Guinea”): Cyclops Mts, Sabron, 2000 ft, vii.1936 (L.E. Cheesman).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 104; Bolton, 1995b: 146.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Irian Jaya).



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1941k. Descriptions of new ants (Hym., Formicidae) from various localities. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(8): 199-210 (page 203, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Blaimer B. B. 2012. Acrobat ants go global – Origin, evolution and systematics of the genus Crematogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 421-436.
  • Donisthorpe H. 1941. Descriptions of new ants (Hym., Formicidae) from various localities. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11)8: 199-210.
  • Hosoishi S. and K. Ogata. 2009. A check list of the ant genus Crematogaster in Asia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Inst. Trop. Agr. Kyushu Univ. 32: 43-83.
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.