The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Orthocrema) sordidula (Nylander)

Crematogaster (Orthocrema) sordidula Nylander

return to key return to listIran list {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Sicily (Myrmica sordidula n. sp., Nylander, 1849: 44, worker; Mayr, 1855: 472, queen and placed in Crematogaster; Forel, 1870: 398, male; in Orthocrema, Santschi, 1918d:183) Messina - no images on Antweb (April 2015).
junior synonyms (here)
mayri (Acrocoelia Mayri, Schmidt in Mayr, 1853b: 114, worker; in Crematogaster and synonymy Mayr, 1855: 472; see also Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 54) from Yugoslavia
flachi (Crematogaster sordidula Nyl. var. Flachi, Forel, 1895d: 229, worker) from Yugoslavia, Belgrade - see
caspica (Crematogaster sordidula var. caspica, Emery, 1912e: 670, illustrated, worker; synonymy Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 182) Petrowsk, west coast of Caspian Sea, Korb - see below
aeolia (Crematogaster sordidula var. aeolia n. var., Forel, 1911d: 343, worker) Turkey, Coccarinali, near Smyrna - see
marocana (Crematogaster (Orthocrema) sordidula stirps. marocana, Santschi, 1921d: 70) Morocco, Rabat - see below
osmanica (Crematogaster (Orthocrema) sordidula var. osmanica, Santschi, 1921a: 114) Turkey, near Angora - see
Note: there are no obvious differences between the "subspecies" and any of the junior synonyms.

molongori (Crematogaster sordidula subsp. molongori, Weber, 1943c: 357, worker) South Sudan Imatong Mts. is almost entirely without erect hairs, so raised to species by me - Crematogaster (Orthocrema) molongori

Crematogaster sordiduleNylander's (1849) description is at {original description}. Emery's (1916b) illustrated note is at {original description}.

{Crematogaster sordidula}Emery (1912e: 667 ff) gave an illustrated analysis of sordidula and it varieties. This is on {original description}, {original description} and {original description}.

{Crematogaster sordidula caspica}The photomontage of the caspica type worker is collated from

{Crematogaster sordidula marocana}The photomontage of the marocana type worker is collated from

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