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

Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) fauconneti Forel - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zaïre (Cremastogaster Wilwerthi Santschi, v. Fauconneti n. var., Forel, 1910e: 434, worker) collected at Nyangwe to Stanleyville, by Fauconnet - see below
unior synonym confusa (Cremastogaster Wilwerthi Santschi v. confusa n. var., Santschi, 1911g: 208, worker; new synonymy) from Congo collected at Gomba, by A. Weiss - see below .


Forel's (1910e) description of fauconneti is at {original description}. Santschi's (1911g) description of confusa is at {original description}. The distinctive colouration and general sculpturation, etc. so clearly separates this form from the yellow-brown Crematogaster wilwerthi that I feel justified in raising it to full species status.


{Crematogaster fauconneti}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0908616.


{Crematogaster fauconneti}The photomontage of the confusa type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912823.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) fauconneti
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
EP

04.ii.2005
Dzanga-Sangha
02°50’01.8" N
16°08’13.7" E
Camp 3; U.V : 18h10-6h30, dans petite saline à proximité du camp; 375m asl 4
{album}
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) fauconneti
B Taylor det.
Queen
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
GS
26.ii.2005
Dzanga-Sangha
02°55'05.6" N
16°10'11.4" E
Camp 6; 19h-6h
Sur plate-forme à 38 m du sol dans un Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon, Sterculiaceae)
1
{album}
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) fauconneti
B Taylor det.
Congo
E Zassi
01-t-1

8-9.xi.2007
Lésio-Louna
03°1613.9" S
015°28'21.2" E
Gallery Forest; 24h pitfall trap
1
{album}
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) fauconneti
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
ED-02

30.i.2005
Dzanga-Sangha
02°49’07.9" N
16°09’28.3" E
Camp 2; UV, 18h30-3h00, en bordure du fleuve Sangha; 377m asl
1
{album}
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) fauconneti
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 101

24.vii.2006
Pongara
00°34' N
09°19' E
On or under tree bark, Okoumé 1
{album}
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) fauconneti
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 105

24.vii.2006
Pongara
00°34' N
09°19' E
On or under tree bark, Okoumé
1
{album}

{Crematogaster fauconnetii} The photomontage is of a specimen collected in Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha NP; collector Phillipe Annoyer (CAR EP).



{rematogaster fauconneti}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Réserve de Lésio-Louna; collector Eric Zassi (Crematogaster sp2).


{Crematogaster fauconnetii queen} The photomontage is of a queen collected in Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha NP; collector Phillipe Annoyer (CAR GS).

The colour and sculpturation suggest this is the hitherto unreported queen of fauconnetti.


{Crematogaster fauconneti}The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park, collector collected by Yves Braet (Gabon 105).

This and those below are somewhat larger than given by Santschi (1910c) but having the reduced sculpturation on the dorsum of the alitrunk and otherwise fine sculpturation.


{Crematogaster fauconneti}The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park, collector collected by Yves Braet (Gabon 101).


{Crematogaster fauconneti}The photomontage is of a worker from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha National Park; Camp 2 ED; 02°49’07.9" N 16°09’28.3" E 377m ; 30.i.2005, U.V : 18h30-3h00, en bordure du fleuve Sangha; collector Philippe Annoyer (Camp 2 ED). This has a less obviously striated head.

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