The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Oxygyne) santschii Forel

Crematogaster (Oxygyne) santschii Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zaïre (Cremastogaster Santschii n. sp., Forel, 1913b: 322, worker) collected at Kondué by Luja - see below and http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?name=casent0908555
subspecies clymene (Cremastogaster Santschii For. var. Clymene n. var., Forel, 1915c: 337, worker) from South Africa, Durban, Natal, C B Cooper - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0908557.
Worker only described (Bolton, 1995) .


{Crematogaster santschii}Forel's (1913b) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1915c) description of clymene is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 540) gave a translation of clymene, this is at {original description}.

Wheeler (1922, with the species under Oxygyne) also had records from Congo da Lemba by H. Mayné.

Very smooth and very shiny (Forel, 1913b).


{Crematogaster (Oxygyne) santschii}The photomontage of a cotype is collated from http://mcz-28168.oeb.harvard.edu/mcz/FMPro?-DB=Image.fm&-Lay=web&-Format=images.htm&Species_ID=29387&-Find. Note the scale line on these photos must be wrong as the TL of the type is 3.5-4.0 mm; the true scale may be 1 mm.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Oxygyne) santschii
B Taylor det.

Congo
Yves Braet

6.viii.2008
Lesio-Louna
3°27'80.4" S
15°46'54.5" E
fine carton nest on savannah grass
4
{album}

Crematogaster santschii workerThe photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Lesio Louna; collector Yves Braet.

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