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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) nigriceps Emery

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) nigriceps Emery

return to key Type location Somalia (Cremastogaster nigriceps n. sp., Emery, 1897e: 600, illustrated, worker; Viehmeyer, 1923: 89, queen & male) Banas, Hauacio, from acacia spines - see below
prelli (Cremastogaster nigriceps Emery, subsp. Prelli n, subsp., Forel, 1911d: 368, worker; and Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) nigriceps E., stirps prelli For. v. diversa n. var., Santschi, 1928d: 65, worker - see from Tanzania, Kahe steppe, Prell, in spines of Acacia cornigera - see
saganensis (Menozzi & Consani, 1952: 65, illustrated, worker) from Ethiopia - no images on Antweb (March 2019).
All forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Egypt record - in Finzi (1940: 160) as known from Egypt BUT this is not in Finzi, 1936; Finzi (1940) cites Santschi, 1937: 312; the latter, however, cited Finzi, 1936; thus this record seems to be a mistake for Crematogaster auberti nigripes. Sharaf list - Material examined: Kafr Hakim, 17.xii.1951 (1) (ASUC); Baharyia, 22.iii.1938, Efflatoun (1 ?) (CUC).

{Crematogaster nigriceps}Emery's (1897e) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1911d) description of prelli is at {original description}. Viehmeyer's (1923) description of the queen and male is at {original description}. Santschi's (1928d) description of diversa is at {original description}.

{Crematogaster nigriceps varieties}Menozzi & Casani's (1952) description of saganensis is at {original description}.

{Crematogaster nigriceps} The photomontage of a type collection (minor) worker is collated from

The Viehmeyer queen can be seen at

{Crematogaster nigriceps major}The photomontage is of a major worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; 08.40 h, 12.i.1997; 37M 0374884 UTM 9571017; pkd from tree 5/60, Acacia drepanolobium; collected by G McGavin.

{Crematogaster nigriceps minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve, collected by G McGavin.

{Crematogaster nigriceps queen}The photomontage is of a queen from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve, collected by G McGavin.

{Crematogaster nigriceps male}The photomontage is of a male from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve, collected by G McGavin.

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