The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) cooperi Forel - new status

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) cooperi Forel - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location South Africa (Cremastogaster Neuvillei For. r. Cooperi n. stirps, Forel, 1914d: 233, worker; Arnold, 1920a: 498, queen) Durban, Natal, H B Cooper - see below
junior synonym (here) ingravis (Cremastogaster Neuvillei For. race Cooperi var. ingravis n., Forel, 1915c: 341, worker from South Africa, Durban, L Bevis & C B Cooper - see below
worker and queen only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster neuvillei}Forel's (1914d) description of cooperi is at {original description}. Arnold's (1920a) translation is at {original description} and his illustrated translation and description of the cooperi queen, plus ingravis is at {original description}.

Quite clearly very different to Crematogaster neuvillei in form, size and colour, so raised to species status. The junior synonym ingravis is near identical in all aspectes.

{Crematogaster cooperi} The photomontage of a syntype worker of cooperi is collated from

{Crematogaster ingravis} The photomontage of a syntype worker of ingravis is collated from

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