Crematogaster menilekii

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

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 5.583333333° to 5.583333333°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Benin, Ethiopia (type locality), Guinea.

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.

  • menilekii. Crematogaster menilekii Forel, 1894b: 97 (w.) ETHIOPIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Ethiopia (“Südabessinien”): (no further data) (Ilg).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • [Misspelled as meneliki by Forel, 1913h: 353, Santschi, 1914b: 93, and others.]
    • Combination in C. (Crematogaster): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 840;
    • combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 147;
    • combination in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
    • Subspecies of buchneri: Forel, 1916: 411 (in text).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1899a: 500; Mayr, 1902: 293; Santschi, 1913a: 412 (in key); Santschi, 1919h: 87; Emery, 1922e: 147; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 154, 840; Bernard, 1953b: 235; Bolton, 1995b: 157.
    • Distribution: Ethiopia, Guinea.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus completa, occidentalis, proserpina, satan, spuria, suddensis, viehmeyeri.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 147, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
  • Forel, A. 1894b. Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller etc. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 9: 64-100. (page 97, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1916. Fourmis du Congo et d'autres provenances récoltées par MM. Hermann Kohl, Luja, Mayné, etc. Rev. Suisse Zool. 24: 397-460 (page 411, Race of buchneri)
  • Santschi, F. 1919h. Nouvelles fourmis du Congo Belge du Musée du Congo Belge, à Tervueren. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 7: 79-91 (page 87, Revived status as species)
  • Santschi, F. 1928d. Descriptions de nouvelles fourmis éthiopiennes (quatrième note). Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 16: 54-69 (page 63, Revived status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 154, Revived status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. 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. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 840, Combination in C. (Crematogaster))


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bernard F. 1953. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mémoires de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire 19: 165-270.
  • Santschi F. 1913. Cremastogaster du groupe tricolor-Menileki (Hym. Formicidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 1912: 411-414.
  • 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.