Crematogaster terminalis

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Crematogaster terminalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. terminalis
Binomial name
Crematogaster terminalis
(Shuckard, 1838)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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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.





The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • terminalis. Myrmica terminalis Shuckard, 1838: 627 (w.) GREAT BRITAIN (in hot-house).
    • Type-material: holotype (?) worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Great Britain: England, London, Chelsea (A. Ingpen).
    • Type-depository: perhaps in BMNH or OXUM.
    • [Note: according to Horn & Kahle, 1936: 258, Shuckard’s collection was auctioned by J.C. Stevens (London).]
    • Combination in Crematogaster: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 87; Bolton, 1995b: 164.
    • Status as species: Erichson, 1839: 357; Mayr, 1863: 435; Dalla Torre, 1893: 87; Donisthorpe, 1915d: 338; Emery, 1922e: 158; Donisthorpe, 1927b: 388; Borowiec, L. 2014: 69.
    • Distribution: Great Britain.



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 87, Combination in Crematogaster)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1915f. British ants, their life-history and classification. Plymouth: Brendon & Son Ltd., xv + 379 pp. (page 338, see also)
  • Shuckard, W. E. 1838. Description of a new species of Myrmica which has been found in houses both in the Metropolis and Provinces. Mag. Nat. Hist. (2) 2: 626-627 (page 627, worker described)