Crematogaster mancocapaci

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Crematogaster mancocapaci
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. mancocapaci
Binomial name
Crematogaster mancocapaci
Santschi, 1911

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Specimen Labels


Longino (2003) - This is a distinctive species, perhaps near Crematogaster crucis. Workers are as large or larger than Crematogaster limata, with long flexuous setae, but the setae are sparse, a pair on the face, a few pairs on the mesosoma; fourth abdominal tergite covered with long, sparse, fully appressed pubescence, such that if it were suberect and more dense it would be like crucis; the propodeal spines are similarly short and upturned, and there is a strong anteroventral petiolar tooth; antenna with 3-segmented club; postpetiole broad and slightly sulcate.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -3.5425° to -3.5425°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador (type locality).

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.

  • mancocapaci. Crematogaster brevispina st. mancocapaci Santschi, 1911i: 280 (w.q.m.) ECUADOR.
    • [Note: brevispina is a misspelling of brevispinosa.]
    • Type-material: 28 syntype workers, 17 syntype queens, 1 syntype male.
    • Type-locality: Ecuador (“Equateur”): Chillacocha, 3900 m., 1905 (Rivet).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, NHMB.
    • [Also described as new by Santschi, 1913h: 38.]
    • Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 134.
    • Subspecies of brevispinosa: Santschi, 1913h: 38; Emery, 1922e: 134; Kempf, 1972a: 85; Bolton, 1995b: 157.
    • Status as species: Longino, 2003a: 132.
    • Distribution: Ecuador.

Type Material

Syntype worker, queen, male: Ecuador, Chillacocha, 3900m, 1905 (Rivet) Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (examined).



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).