Crematogaster nigriceps prelli

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Crematogaster nigriceps prelli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. nigriceps
Subspecies: C. nigriceps prelli
Trinomial name
Crematogaster nigriceps prelli
Forel, 1911

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -3.53386° to -3.93333°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Republic of Tanzania.

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.

  • prelli. Crematogaster nigriceps subsp. prelli Forel, 1911d: 368 (w.) TANZANIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Tanzania (“Afrique orientale allemande”): Kahe Steppe (H. Prell).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Menozzi, 1939c: 103 (q.).
    • Combination in C.(Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 148.
    • Subspecies of nigriceps: Santschi, 1914b: 98; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 842; Emery, 1922e: 148; Menozzi, 1939c: 103; Menozzi & Consani, 1952: 65; Bolton, 1995b: 160.
    • Distribution: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda.

Taxonomic Notes

Taylor & McGavin (2020) treat the subspecies Crematogaster nigriceps prelli and Crematogaster nigriceps saganensis as synonyms of Crematogaster nigriceps but without justification. Further studies are needed to confirm the true status for these taxa.

Description

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