Crematogaster oscaris

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Crematogaster oscaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. oscaris
Binomial name
Crematogaster oscaris
Forel, 1910

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Specimen Labels


A member of the Crematogaster ranavalonae-group.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -21.861499° to -24.48°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Namibia, South Africa (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.

  • oscaris. Crematogaster (Oxygyne) oscaris Forel, 1910f: 7, pl. 1, figs. 5, 6 (w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queen(s), syntype male(s) (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Little Namaland (= Namaqualand), Karmaggas (L. Schultze).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Status as species: Arnold, 1920a: 543; Emery, 1922e: 156; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 858; Bolton, 1995b: 159.
    • Distribution: South Africa.



  • Forel, A. 1910g. Das Sinnesleben der Insekten. München: Ernst Reinhardt, xv + 393 pp. (page 7, pl. 1, figs. 5,6 worker, queen, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1920. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Annals of the South African Museum. 14: 403-578.
  • Blaimer B. B. 2012. Untangling complex morphological variation: taxonomic revision of the subgenus Crematogaster (Oxygyne) in Madagascar, with insight into the evolution and biogeography of this enigmatic ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology 37: 240-260
  • 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