The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) tenuipilis Santschi - new status

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) tenuipilis Santschi - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Kenya (Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) mimosae Sants. v. tenuipilis n.v., Santschi, 1937a: 55, worker) no collection details, received from H Donisthorpe (BMNH)
Worker only described.


Santschi's (1937a) description is at {original description}.


{Crematogaster tenuipilis} The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0912705


Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) tenuipilis
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-50
10.i.1996
Mkomazi
Igire Hill
pkd from Heywoodia lucens, 10.40 h
1
{album}
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) tenuipilis
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-51

10.i.1996
Mkomazi
Igire Hill
pkd from Heywoodia lucens, 10.40 h
1
{album}
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) tenuipilis
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-56

12.i.1996
Mkomazi
Igire Hill

pkd collection from Ochna holstii
2
{album}
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) tenuipilis
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
V Grebennikov

03-08.x.2002
W Usambara Mts
315.3' S
3731.05' E
Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m 
1
{album}

{Crematogaster tenuilpilis}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi, Igire Hill;  collector G McGavin (tree 3-51).


Crematogaster tenuipilisThe photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi, Igire Hill;  collector G McGavin (tree 3-56). TL ca 4.1 mm.


{Crematogaster (Cr.) tenuipilis} The photomontage is of specimens from Tanzania, West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; collector Vasily Grebennikov.

This single specimen keys out to Cr. rufigena on almost all aspects other than the eyes being much larger than shown in Arnold's drawing. In his description, however, Arnold notes only that - "The eyes at situated at the middle of the sides". Of the three species, curiously all described by Arnold, that have the distinctive much wider than long head in full face view, Cr. kachelibae has a close geographic location.

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