Crematogaster sorokini

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Crematogaster sorokini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. sorokini
Binomial name
Crematogaster sorokini
Ruzsky, 1905

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Specimen Labels

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran on parkland ground and trees in a moderate rainfall area.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran, Kazakhstan (type locality), Turkmenistan.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • sorokini. Crematogaster auberti var. sorokini Ruzsky, 1905b: 495 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 142; in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166. Subspecies of inermis: Emery, 1926: 3. Raised to species: Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 215.

Taxonomic Notes

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018): A comparison of the type images strongly suggest that Crematogaster afghanica may be a simple junior synonym of Crematogaster auberti. Pisarski (1967) did not mention C. auberti apparently basing his separation on a comparison with Crematogaster sorokini. That also, however, seems almost indistinguishable from C. auberti and was described originally as a variety of C. auberti.

Description

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