The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) censor Forel

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) censor Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Senegal (Cremastogaster senegalensis Roger, subsp. censor n. subsp., Forel, 1910e: 434, worker; raised to species Forel, 1916: 406) collected by Aeberli
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Forel's (1910e) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1916) description of junodi, with a note on his original species description, is at {original description}.

I have separated Crematogaster junodi as a distinct species. Although similar in form to censor and sharing some of the matt appearance due to fine spiculation, junodi has more extensive sculpturation especially on the front of the head and the clypeus but has a shiny gaster.

{Crematogaster censor} The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Cr.) censor
B Taylor det.
E Poirier
Yekepa Camp 4
PF 17
Nimba County
0733’04" N
0833’17" E
Pitfall trap
Floodplain & marsh
501 m asl


{Crematogaster censor}The photomontage is of a worker from Liberia; collector E Poiriet (Yekepa Camp 4 PF 17). This appears a good match to the Forel (1910) description and the type in form and matt appearance. It is larger than the type but Forel gave the TL as 2.5-3.8 mm. Below is a colour adjusted image of the type, where I have sought to reduce the over-riding magenta hue of the Antweb images.

Crematogaster censorThe photomontage is of a second worker from Liberia; collector E Poiriet (Yekepa Camp 4 PF 17).

{Crematogaster censor} Colour adjusted photomontage of the above type worker.

2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
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