Crematogaster himalayana

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Crematogaster himalayana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. himalayana
Binomial name
Crematogaster himalayana
Forel, 1902

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 35.42° to 35.42°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality), Pakistan.

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.

  • himalayana. Crematogaster himalayanus Forel, 1902c: 202 (w.) INDIA (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; also, no state data, “Himalaya”).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-localities: India: Dharmsala (Fulton), India: Himalaya, 7000 ft (Smythies), India: Mussories (Rothney).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 151;
    • combination in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1903a: 683; Bingham, 1903: 143; Forel, 1906b: 89; Emery, 1922e: 151; Menozzi, 1939a: 302 (in key); Eidmann, 1942: 247; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 91; Bolton, 1995b: 154; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 36; Rasheed, et al. 2019: 432.
    • Distribution: India, Pakistan.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 151, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
  • Forel, A. 1902c. Myrmicinae nouveaux de l'Inde et de Ceylan. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 165-249 (page 202, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bhoje P. M., K. Shilpa, and T. V. Sathe. 2014. Diversity of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, India. Uttar Pradesh J. Zool. 34(1): 23-25.
  • Eidmann H. 1942. Zur Kenntnis der Ameisenfauna des Nanga Parbat. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Ökologie und Geographie der Tiere 75: 239-266.
  • Forel A. 1902. Myrmicinae nouveaux de l'Inde et de Ceylan. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 165-249.
  • Forel A. 1903. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part X. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 14: 679-715.
  • Forel A. 1906. Les fourmis de l'Himalaya. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 42: 79-94.
  • 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.
  • Rasheed M. T., I. Bodlah, A. G. Fareen, A. A. Wachkoo, X. Huang, and S. A. Akbar. 2019. A checklist of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Pakistan. Sociobiology 66(3): 426-439.