Crematogaster africana

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Crematogaster africana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. africana
Binomial name
Crematogaster africana
Mayr, 1895

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Ivory Coast, Kenya.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • africana. Crematogaster africana Mayr, 1895: 142 (w.) CAMEROUN. Santschi, 1937g: 78 (q.). Combination in C. (Atopogyne): Santschi, 1916b: 501. Subspecies of buchneri: Forel, 1913a: 125. Revived status as species: Santschi, 1918d: 183. Current subspecies: nominal plus alligatrix, biemarginata, camena, polymorphica, schumanni, stanleyi, stolonis, thoracica, tibialis, variegata.



  • Forel, A. 1913a. Fourmis de Rhodesia, etc. récoltées par M. G. Arnold, le Dr. H. Brauns et K. Fikendey. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 108-147 (page 125, Race of buchneri)
  • Mayr, G. 1895. Afrikanische Formiciden. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 10: 124-154 (page 142, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1916b [1915]. Descriptions de fourmis nouvelles d'Afrique et d'Amérique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 84: 497-513 (page 501, Combination in C. (Atopogyne))
  • Santschi, F. 1918d. Sous-genres et synoymies [sic] de Cremastogaster (Hym. Formic.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1918: 182-185 (page 183, Revived status as species)
  • Santschi, F. 1937g. Fourmis du Congo et régions limitrophes. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 30: 71-85 (page 78, queen described)