Crematogaster cephalotes

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Crematogaster cephalotes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. cephalotes
Binomial name
Crematogaster cephalotes
Smith, F., 1857

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 2.547988° to 2.547988°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

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.

  • cephalotes. Crematogaster cephalotes Smith, F. 1857a: 75 (w.) BORNEO (East Malaysia: Sarawak).
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Malaysia: Sarawak, “SAR. 25” (A.R. Wallace).
    • Type-depository: OXUM.
    • Combination in C. (Decacrema): Donisthorpe, 1932c: 450.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1858b: 137; Mayr, 1863: 404; Roger, 1863b: 37; Smith, F. 1871a: 329; André, 1892b: 53; Dalla Torre, 1893: 80; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 72; Emery, 1922e: 158; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 450; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 95; Bolton, 1995b: 150; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 45; Feldhaar, et al. 2016: 681 (redescription).
    • Distribution: Malaysia (Sarawak).

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Two worker syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR. 25.” The two specimens on the card appear to be different species.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • André E. 1892. Voyage de M. Chaper à Bornéo. Catalogue des fourmis et description des espèces nouvelles. Mém. Soc. Zool. Fr. 5: 46-55.
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • 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.
  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58
  • Smith, F.. "Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace." Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2 (1857): 42-88.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1919. The ants of Borneo. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 63:43-147.