The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) hottentota Emery

Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) hottentota Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (C. kneri Mayr subsp hottentota n. subsp., Emery, 1899e: 482, worker; raised to species by Santschi, 1925h: 161, footnote naming bassuto) Transvaal, Simon - see below
junior synoyms (here)
bassuto (Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) hottentota Em, var. basuto n. var., Santschi, 1925h: 161, footnote, worker; Santschi, 1926b: 224) from Lesotho, Wroughton - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912801
krantziana (Cremastogaster gambiensis And. v. Krantziana n. v., Forel, 1914d: 234, worker & male; Arnold, 1920a: 530, queen; new placement) from South Africa, Krantz Kloof, nr Durban, H W B Marley - see below
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .


{Crematogaster hottentota petiole}Emery's (1899e) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 528) gave a translation (as a race of kneri), this is at {original description}. Santschi's (1926b) illustrated description and notes on the species is at {original description}. From the type images, bassuto appears to be rather more yellow and closer to krantziana but the morphology of bpth is near identical to the type.


It seems likely that krantziana (Cremastogaster gambiensis And. v. Krantziana n. v., Forel, 1914d: 234, worker & male; Arnold, 1920a: 530, queen) from South Africa is a junior synonym of hottentota and not of Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) gambiensis.

Forel's (1914d) description of krantziana is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a) provided a translation and description of the krantziana queen, this is at {original description}.


{Crematogaster hottentota}The photomontage of a worker from the type collection is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=0904480.


{Crematogaster hottentota krantziana}The photomontage of the krantziana type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=0904480.

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