The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) foraminiceps Santschi

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) foraminiceps Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Cremastogaster foraminiceps, Santschi, 1913a: 412, worker, in key; Santschi, 1914b: 89, all forms) - see below
subspecies
mirmillo (Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) forminiceps Santschi, var. mirmillo nov., Santschi, 1935b: 269, illustrated, worker) from Kenya, Mt Elgon - see below
All forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .

The form described as staitchi (Cremastogaster foraminiceps Sant. r. Staitchi n. stirps, Forel, 1915c: 339, worker & queen) from Zare, collected at Lumaliza, by Kohl is very different, being near black in colour that I have separated it as a distinct species - Crematogaster (Cr.) staitchi


{Crematogaster (Cr.) foraminiceps}Santschi's (1913a: 412) features listed in the key were - TL 3.4-4.3; head entirely sculptured, with irregular striations and large punctures between especially towards the occiput; promesonotum feebly concave, with rugose sculpture; yellowish brown, antennae yellow; subalpine species from 1700 m.

Santschi's (1914b) description is at {original description} and {original description}. Santschi's (1935b) description with mirmillo is at {original description}


{Crematogaster foraminiceps} The photomontage of a type collection worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904515


{Crematogaster foraminiceps mirmillo} The photomontage of a type collection worker of mirmillo is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0915371.
This is substantially larger than the type and the fresh specimen, below. The type and the latter appear to have a subpetiolar tooth that is not present on mirmillo.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) foraminiceps
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-51

10.i.1996
Mkomazi
Igire Hill

pkd collection from Heywoodia lucens
1
{album}
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) foraminiceps
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-67
16.i.1996
Mkomazi
357.996' S
3748.128' E
pkd collection from Lannea schweinfurthii
3
{album}

{Crematogaster (Cr.) foraminiceps}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Igire Hill, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (tree 3/51).


{Crematogaster foraminiceps}The photomontage is of a specimen from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tz 3-67-01).

Previously listed by me as a specimen of Crematogaster gallicola.

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