Crematogaster phoenica

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Crematogaster phoenica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. phoenica
Binomial name
Crematogaster phoenica
Santschi, 1915

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 33.5° to 33.5°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Syria (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.

  • phoenica. Crematogaster laestrygon st. phoenica Santschi, 1915a: 59 (w.) TURKEY.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Turkey (“Syria”): Akba, nr Alexandretta (= Iskenderun) (Gaede).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 142;
    • combination in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
    • Subspecies of auberti: Emery, 1922e: 142.
    • Subspecies of jehovae: Emery, 1926: 3.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1929e: 149; Santschi, 1934d: 276; Bolton, 1995b: 160; Borowiec, L. 2014: 68 (see note in bibliography).
    • Distribution: Syria, Turkey.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus pygmalion.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 142, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
  • Emery, C. 1926. Ultime note mirmecologiche. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 58: 1-9 (page 3, Subspecies of jehovae)
  • Santschi, F. 1915a. Nouvelles fourmis d'Algérie, Tunisie et Syrie. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 6: 54-63 (page 59, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1929e. Fourmis du Maroc, d'Algérie et de Tunisie. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 69: 138-165 (page 149, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1934d. Fourmis d'une croisière. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 74: 273-282 (page 276, Raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Santschi, F.. "Fourmis d'une croisière." Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Bruxelles) 74 (1934): 273-282.
  • Santschi, F.. "Nouvelles fourmis d'Algérie, Tunisie et Syrie." Bulletin de la Société d' Histoire naturelle de l' Afrique du Nord 6 (1915): 54-63.