The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Cr.) arthurimuelleri Forel

Crematogaster (Cr.) arthurimuelleri Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Mozambique (Cremastogaster gallicola, v. Liengmei R. C. Arthuri Mülleri, n. stirps. Forel, 1894b: 96, worker) Delagoa, Dr Arthur Müller
worker only described .

Forel's (1894b) description is at {original description}. Mayr's (1895) note is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 547) gave a translation, this is at {original description}.

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.

{Crematogaster arthurimuelleri} The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from

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