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
subspecies
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}.


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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