The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) gerardi Santschi - new status

Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) gerardi Santschi - new status

return to key Type location Zaïre (Crematogaster Bequaerti For. var. Gerardi n. var., Santschi, 1915c: 252, worker) from Zaïre, Kataki, by Gérard - see below
junior synonyms (here)
semiclara (Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) bequaerti For. v. semiclara n. var., Santschi, 1928d: 66, worker) from Zimbabwe - see below
saga (Cr. (Sph.) bequaerti For. v. saga n. v., Santschi, 1937a: 56, worker) from Kenya - see below.

Santschi's (1915c) description of gerardi is - WORKER - TL 5 mm; darker red brown than type, including the scapes most of the femora and tibiae; gaster black; appendages otherwise rust. More strongly sculptured, with mesonotal carina more pronounced; propodeal spines shorter, less divergent and more slender. Petiole node slightly shorter. Specimens from Katanga, Kataki, by Dr Gérard. He added the variety mutabilis Santschi conversely is lighter than the type and the variety ludia is smaller with longer scapes.

Santschi's (1928d) description of semiclara is at {original description}. Santschi's (1937a) description of saga, with a key to the varieties, is at {original description}.

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

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

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

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