Crematogaster melanogaster homonyma

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Crematogaster melanogaster homonyma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. melanogaster
Subspecies: C. melanogaster homonyma
Trinomial name
Crematogaster melanogaster homonyma
Emery, 1922

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -31.41667° to -32.1°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (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.

  • homonyma. Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) melanogaster var. homonyma Emery, 1922e: 147 (w.q.) NAMIBIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Namibia (“South Africa”): Kuisip (= Kuiseb) River (no collector’s name).
    • [Note; this taxon s based on specimens of C. arborea Smith, F., sensu Mayr, 1866b: 900, misidentification.]
    • Type-depository:NHMW.
    • Subspecies of melanogaster: Bolton, 1995b: 154.
    • Distribution: Namibia.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 147, worker, queen described)