Crematogaster vandermeermohri

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Crematogaster vandermeermohri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. vandermeermohri
Binomial name
Crematogaster vandermeermohri
Menozzi, 1930

Identification

A member of the Crematogaster ranavalonae-group.

Hosoishi (2015) - Judging from the original description and figure, this species is close to Crematogaster hashimi and Crematogaster imperfecta. Menozzi (1930) described the following features: (1) propodeal spines small and blunt, inflated near the base; (2) postpetiole slightly narrower than petiole in dorsal view. The two features are not found in the related species. The postpetiole is as wide as or wider than petiole in C. hashimi and C. imperfecta.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (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.

  • vandermeermohri. Crematogaster (Paracrema) vandermeermohri Menozzi, 1930a: 1, fig. 1 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated “numerous”).
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Sumatra, Toetoepan, 850 m., 31.viii.1928 (J.C. van der Meer Mohr).
    • Type-depository: IEUB.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 164; Hosoishi, 2015: 90 (redescription).
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Menozzi 1930. Page 1.
Menozzi 1930. Page 2.
Menozzi 1930. Page 3.

Type Material

  • Syntype, worker, Toetoepan, Sumatra, Indonesia, probably in IEGG, not seen by Hosoishi, 2015.

Hosoishi (2015): I have not been able to examine type-material of C. vandermeermohri.

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Hosoishi S. 2015. Revision of the Crematogaster ranavalonae-group in Asia, with description of two new species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 42: 63-92.
  • Hosoishi S. and K. Ogata. 2009. A check list of the ant genus Crematogaster in Asia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Inst. Trop. Agr. Kyushu Univ. 32: 43-83.
  • Menozzi C. 1930. Formiche di Sumatra raccolte dal Prof. J. C. van der Meer Mohr. Miscellanea Zoologica Sumatrana 47: 1-5.