Crematogaster (Cr.) arthurimuelleri Forel
Type location Mozambique
(Cremastogaster gallicola, v. Liengmei R. C. Arthuri
Mülleri, n. stirps. Forel, 1894b: 96, worker) Delagoa, Dr Arthur
worker only described .
Forel's (1894b) description is at . Mayr's (1895) note is
at . Arnold (1920a: 547) gave a translation,
this is at .
The subgenus status seems questionable. In his key, Mayr
(1895), stating he had seen a single specimen in the Vienna Museum,
placed it with other species with 11-segmented antennae, including Cr.
acaciae and Cr. gallicola. Arnold (1920a) placed it Decacrema
BUT gave no indication of actually seeing a specimen and did not
mention the Mayr key. He simply noted Mayr's separation of the species
from C. gallicola. Wheeler (1922: 560), who was cited as a
supporting authority by Bolton (1995: 148), merely cited Arnold. Emery
(1922e: 147) retained it as a subspecies of Cr. gallicola.
Without sighting the type specimen, I feel this remains an open
question. Both Cr. gallicola and this species have the same
type location, Delagoa Bay, although they were collected by different
members of the expedition. From the type images, below, it not only can
be seen to be a standard member of subgenus Crematogaster with 11-segmented
antennae but it appears to be near identical to the "subspecies" of Crematogaster gallicola.