The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) werneri Mayr

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) werneri Mayr

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Sudan (Cremastogaster Werneri n. sp., Mayr, 1907a: 388, worker) Gondokoro - see below
junior synonyms (here)
cacozela (Cremastogaster cacozela n. sp., Santschi, 1914d: 342, worker; synonymy by Santschi, 1915c: 253) from Guinea, at Camayenne, by F. Silvestri - see below
pasithea (Crematogaster Werneri Mayr var. Pasithea n. var., Santschi, 1915c: 253, worker) from Benin, Lower Dahomey, by Desanti, 1913 - see below
Worker only described (see Bolton, 1995, who has type location wrong as "Uganda") .

Mayr's (1907a) description is at {original description}.Santschi's (1914d) description of cacozela is at {original description}.

Santschi (1915c) described cacozela as a larger variety, which differs in the head being wider than long and with a straight posterior border, slightly concave towards the occipitum. Segments 5-7 of the funiculus as long or even longer than their width, 8 distinctly longer than wide. Variety pasithea was TL 3 mm; colour dull red; head rust, a little obscured posteriorly; antenna and tarsi yellow. Dorsum of thorax regularly and densely punctate, with the overlying rugae found in the type and cacozela reduced on the mesontoum. Three segments of the antennal club are slimmer and shorter than in cacozela, with the penultimate segment only about one-sixth longer than wide (one-third in cacozela) and near twice as slender as the preceding, clearly more slender than long; segments 2-7 wider than long. Specimens from Bas-Dahomey, Benin, by Desanti, 1913.

The type images suggest that cacozela and pasithea are simple junior synonyms. The first is some 10% larger but the intermediate location of pasithea suggests that cacozela may simply be a large worker.

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

{Crematogaster werneri pasithea}The photomontage of the pasithea type worker is collated from

{Crematogaster werneri cacozela}The photomontage of the cacozela type worker is collated from

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