The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) pseudinermis Viehmeyer

Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) pseudinermis Viehmeyer

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Sudan (Cremastogaster pseudinermis, n. sp., Viehmeyer, 1923: 88, illustrated, worker & queen) Nubbaka, Ebner, 17.iii.1914 - see below and
junior synonym (here) muellerianus (Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) Müllerianus n. sp., Finzi, 1939a: 157, worker, wrongly given as queen by Bolton, 1995; variety of pseudinermis by Menozzi, 1942: 168) from Ethiopia, Om Ager, Setit, 25.xii.1934 - no images on Antweb (August 2016)
Worker and queen described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster pseudinermis}Viehmeyer's (1923) description is at {original description}. Finzi's (1939a) description of mullerianus is at {original description}.

 Santschi (1926b) reduced it to a variety of Crematogaster (Sph.) wellmani Forel 1909b, but later (Santschi, 1935a: 260) listed it again as a full species, with a record of findings at Mongede and Kunungu, in Zaïre, but without any comment to justify his decision.

{Crematogaster pseudinermis}The photomontage of a cotype worker is collated from

{Crematogaster (Sph.) pseudinermis}The photomontage of a cotype is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) pseudinermis
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
Camp 5-04
02°53’25.9" N
16°10’26.4" E
seen 1300 to 1800; 409m asl 3

{Crematogaster (Sph.) pseudinermis queen ??} The photomontage is of a queen from the Central Africa Republic, Dzanga-Sangha NP, Camp 3; collector Philippe Annoyer. This appears to match Viehmeyer's description and to be generally similar in colour, etc, to the cotype worker shown above.

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