Crematogaster vulcania

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Crematogaster vulcania
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. vulcania
Binomial name
Crematogaster vulcania
Santschi, 1913

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya (type locality), Zimbabwe.


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.

  • vulcania. Crematogaster vulcania Santschi, 1913a: 413 (diagnosis in key) (w.) KENYA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Kenya (“Afrique orientale anglaise”): (no further data).
    • [Note: Santschi, 1914b: 94, gives Kenya: Longonot Neck, 2140 m., st. no. 24, xii.1913 (no collector’s name but probably Alluaud & Jeannel), as type-locality.]
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • [Misspelled as vulcanica by Forel, 1913a: 124.]
    • Santschi, 1914b: 94 (w.q.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Crematogaster): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 845;
    • combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 149;
    • combination in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
    • Subspecies of buchneri: Forel, 1916: 411 (in text).
    • Status as species: Forel, 1913a: 124; Santschi, 1914b: 94 (redescription); Emery, 1922e: 149; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 845; Karavaiev, 1931d: 45; Bolton, 1995b: 165; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 211.
    • Distribution: Kenya.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 149, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
  • Forel, A. 1916. Fourmis du Congo et d'autres provenances récoltées par MM. Hermann Kohl, Luja, Mayné, etc. Rev. Suisse Zool. 24: 397-460 (page 411, Race of buchneri)
  • Santschi, F. 1913a [1912]. Cremastogaster du groupe tricolor-Menileki (Hym. Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1912: 411-414 (page 413, (diagnosis in key) worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1914b. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale, 1911-1912. Résultats scientifiques. Insectes Hyménoptères. II. Formicidae. Paris: Libr. A. Schulz, pp. 41-148. (page 94, worker, queen, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 845, Combination in C. (Crematogaster))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 845, Revived status as species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Santschi F. 1913. Cremastogaster du groupe tricolor-Menileki (Hym. Formicidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 1912: 411-414.
  • Weber N. A. 1943. The ants of the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 93: 263-389.