The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) melanogaster Emery

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) melanogaster Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location South Africa (Crematogaster arborea F. Sm. sous-esp. melanogaster n. subsp, Emery 1895h: 29, worker & queen; raised to species, Wheeler, 1922a: 840) type from Cape Colony, De Aar; also listed from Namaqualand, Peringueyi - see below
junior synonym (here) homonyma (Emery, 1922e: 147, worker & queen; as new name for C. arborea Mayr, 1866b: 900, illustrated) from South Africa, Kuisip Fluss,  Museum Holm
Worker and queen described (see Bolton, 1995) .


Crematogaster melanogasterEmery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Arnold's (1920a) illustrated description is at {original description}. Mayr's (1866b) description, as "C. arborea Smith" is at {original description}. Mayr's (1896) note is at {original description}.


{Crematogaster melanogaster} The photomontage of a non-type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904511

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