Crematogaster castanea mediorufa

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Crematogaster castanea mediorufa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. castanea
Subspecies: C. castanea mediorufa
Trinomial name
Crematogaster castanea mediorufa
Forel, 1907



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -19.566667° to -32.48333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya.

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.

  • mediorufa. Crematogaster tricolor var. mediorufa Forel, 1907g: 81 (footnote) (w.m.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype males (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Transvaal, Shilouvane (Junod).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Forel, 1913a: 124 (q.); Arnold, 1920a: 493 (w.q.m.).
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Santschi, 1913a: 413 (in key); Santschi, 1914b: 86; Arnold, 1920a: 493; Emery, 1922e: 146; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 834.
    • Subspecies of tricolor: Santschi, 1910c: 372; Forel, 1913a: 124; Stitz, 1923: 155.
    • Subspecies of castanea: Bolton, 1995b: 157; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 210.
    • Distribution: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa.



  • Arnold, G. 1920a. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 403-578 (page 493, worker, queen, male described)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 157, Subspecies of castanea)
  • Forel, A. 1907i. Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika. Wiss. Ergeb. Reise Ostafr. 2: 75-92 (page 81, (footnote) worker, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1913a. Fourmis de Rhodesia, etc. récoltées par M. G. Arnold, le Dr. H. Brauns et K. Fikendey. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 108-147 (page 124, queen described)