Crematogaster mosis

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Crematogaster mosis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. mosis
Binomial name
Crematogaster mosis
Forel, 1909



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 15.469444° to 15.469444°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Palaearctic Region: Israel (type locality), Lebanon.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.


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.





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

  • mosis. Crematogaster auberti var. mosis Forel, 1909c: 104.
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: Israel (“Palestine”): (no further data).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • [First available use of Crematogaster auberti subsp. jehovae var. mosis Forel, 1907b: 207 (w.q.) ISRAEL; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1912e: 661; Emery, 1922e: 142; Emery, 1926: 3.
    • Subspecies of jehovae: Menozzi, 1933b: 61 (in key); Santschi, 1937e: 313 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 158; Vonshak, et al. 2009: 42.
    • [Note: Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 331, ascribe mosis to Emery, 1869a: 35, and raise it to species rank. There is no Emery entry at this reference, but Emery, 1869a: 135, describes laestrygon (again without mention of mosis); therefore the apparent attribution of mosis to Emery, and its elevation to species-rank, is incorrect and is ignored.]
    • Status as species: Collingwood, et al. 2011: 426; Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, 2014: 135.
    • Distribution: Israel, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates.



  • Collingwood, C.A., Agosti, D., Sharaf, M.R. & van Harten, M. 2011. Order Hymenopters, family Formicidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 405-474.
  • Forel, A. 1909c. Fourmis d'Espagne récoltées par M. O. Vogt et Mme Cécile Vogt, Docteurs en médecine. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 53: 103-106 (page 104, worker, queen described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1933b. Le formiche della Palestina. Memorie della Societa Entomologica Italiana 12: 49-113 (page 61, Variety of jehovae (in key))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood C. A., D. Agosti, M. R. Sharaf, A. Van Harten, 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 405-474