Crematogaster crassicornis

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Crematogaster crassicornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Subgenus: Crematogaster
Species: C. crassicornis
Binomial name
Crematogaster crassicornis
Emery, 1893

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Specimen Labels


Hosoishi and Ogata (2016) - Examination of syntype workers in MCSN and MHNG reveals that C. crassicornis does not belong to the subgenus Orthocrema. Although this species has two-segmented antennal club, characteristic features include: anterolateral margins of clypeus protruded anteriorly; petiole without node-like process posteriorly in lateral view; postpetiole bilobed with longitudinal median sulcus. These features are characteristic of the subgenus Crematogaster and we consider C. crassicornis to be referred to that subgenus.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • crassicornis. Crematogaster crassicornis Emery, 1893g: 265, pl. 2, figs. 4, 5 (w.) PHILIPPINES. Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 132. Combination in C. (Crematogaster): Hosoishi & Ogata, 2016: 602.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Hosoishi and Ogata (2016) - Syntype workers, Manila, Philippines (M. E. Simon) (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève, examined).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • 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.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1909. Ants of Formosa and the Philippines. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 26: 333-345.