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

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) nigriceps Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Somalia (Cremastogaster nigriceps n. sp., Emery, 1897e: 600, illustrated, worker; Viehmeyer, 1923: 89, queen & male) Banas, Hauacio, from acacia spines - see below
junior synonyms (here)
prelli (Cremastogaster nigriceps Emery, subsp. Prelli n, subsp., Forel, 1911d: 368, worker) from Tanzania, Kahe steppe, Prell, in spines of Acacia cornigera - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0908545
diversa (Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) nigriceps E., stirps prelli For. v. diversa n. var., Santschi, 1928d: 65, worker - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912706)
probable j. syn. but undetermined as no images available
saganensis (Menozzi & Consani, 1952: 65, illustrated, worker) from Ethiopia - no images on Antweb (December 2014).
All forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .


{Crematogaster nigriceps}Emery's (1897e) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1911d) description of prelli is at {original description}. Viehmeyer's (1923) description of the queen and male is at {original description}. Santschi's (1928d) description of diversa is at {original description} ( a minor worker lacking the bright colour variation).


{Crematogaster nigriceps varieties}Menozzi & Casani's (1952) description of saganensis is at {original description}.


{Crematogaster nigriceps} The photomontage of a type collection (minor) worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904510


Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) nigriceps
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-58

12.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E

pkd collection from Acacia dendropanolobium; 37M 0374884 UTM 9571017
2

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) nigriceps
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-59
12.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Acacia dendropanolobium; 37M 0374884 UTM 9571017 2

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) nigriceps
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-60
12.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Acacia dendropanolobium; 37M 0374884 UTM 9571017
4 workers, 1 queen, 1 male
6
{album}
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) nigriceps
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-61
12.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Acacia dendropanolobium; 37M 0374884 UTM 9571017
1 worker, 1 male
2


{Crematogaster nigriceps major}The photomontage is of a major worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; 08.40 h, 12.i.1997; 37M 0374884 UTM 9571017; pkd from tree 5/60, Acacia drepanolobium; collected by G McGavin.


{Crematogaster nigriceps minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve, collected by G McGavin.

Queens

{Crematogaster nigriceps queen} The photomontage of the Viehmeyer queen is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=focol1463


{Crematogaster nigriceps queen}The photomontage is of a queen from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve, collected by G McGavin.

Males

{Crematogaster nigriceps male} The photomontage of the Viehmeyer male is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=focol1464 and focol1464.


{Crematogaster nigriceps male}The photomontage is of a male from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve, collected by G McGavin.

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