Crematogaster liengmei

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Crematogaster liengmei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. liengmei
Binomial name
Crematogaster liengmei
Forel, 1894

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Blaimer (2010, 2012c) - A member of the Crematogaster hova group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -28.23333° to -34.37083°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mozambique (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.

  • liengmei. Crematogaster gallicola var. liengmei Forel, 1894b: 96 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Mozambique: Delagoa (Liengme).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in C. (Decacrema): Forel, 1910a: 18; Forel, 1910f: 9.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1895: 135; Forel, 1910e: 436; Santschi, 1914e: 21; Arnold, 1920a: 548; Emery, 1922e: 138; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 860; Bolton, 1995b: 156.
    • Distribution: Mozambique, South Africa.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus weitzeckeri.

Description

References


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Koen J. H., and W. Breytenbach. 1988. Ant species richness of fynbos and forest ecosystems in the Southern Cape. South Afr. Tydskr. Dierk. 23(3): 184-188.
  • Soulié J., and L. D. Dicko. 1965. La répartition des genres de fourmis de la tribu des "Cremastogastrini" dans la faune éthiopienne et malgache. Hymenoptera - Formicoidea - Myrmicidae. Ann. Univ. Abidjan Sér. Sci. 1: 85-106.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004