Crematogaster rothneyi haputalensis

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Crematogaster rothneyi haputalensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species group: rothneyi
Species: C. rothneyi
Subspecies: C. rothneyi haputalensis
Trinomial name
Crematogaster rothneyi haputalensis
Forel, 1913

Hosoishi & Ogata (2019) were not able to examine type material of C. rothneyi haputalensis as it could not be located in Forel's collection. Forel’s original description (1913) was based on a single queen collected under a stone. Forel suggested the queen of C. rothneyi hapulatelensis had finer body striation and punctures than that found in C. rothneyi civa (now a synonym of Crematogaster rothneyi). The taxonomic status of C. rothneyi haputalensis will remain uncertain until a nest series becomes available. This taxon is known only from the type locality in Sri Lanka.

Identification

Hosoishi and Ogata (2019) - A member of the Crematogaster rothneyi group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Sri Lanka (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.

  • haputalensis. Crematogaster rothneyi var. haputalensis Forel, 1913k: 75 (q.) SRI LANKA.
    • Type-material: holotype (?) queen.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Sri Lanka (“Ceylon”): Haputale, 5000 ft (von Buttel-Reepen).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • [Note: Hosoishi & Ogata, 2019: 9, say that type-material could not be found in MHNG.]
    • Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 152.
    • Subspecies of rothneyi: Emery, 1922e: 152; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 93; Bolton, 1995b: 154; Hosoishi & Ogata, 2019: 9; Dias, R.K.S. et al. 2020: 73.
    • Distribution: Sri Lanka.

Type Material

Description

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