Crematogaster coelestis mercatori

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Crematogaster coelestis mercatori
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. coelestis
Subspecies: C. coelestis mercatori
Trinomial name
Crematogaster coelestis mercatori
Santschi, 1939

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • mercatori. Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) coelestis st. mercatori Santschi, 1939f: 162 (w.) GUINEA.
    • Type-material: 78 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Guinea (“Guinée française”): Conakry, 16-20.xi.1935 (W. Adam).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Subspecies of coelestis: Bolton, 1995b: 157.
    • Distribution: Guinea.

Description

References

  • Santschi, F. 1939f. Résultats scientifiques des croisières du navire-école belge, "Mercator". XIV. Formicidae s. lt. Mém. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg. (2) 15: 159-167 (page 162, worker described)