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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Crematogaster - Crematogaster (Crematogaster) antaris Forel

Crematogaster (Crem.) antaris Forel

return to key return to listIran list {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Algeria (Crematogaster Auberti Emery r. C. Antaris new stirps, Forel, 1894d: 26, worker & queen; raised to species Santschi, 1921d: 71; Collingwood, 1985: 260) - see below
junior synonym (here) sordida (Crematogaster auberti r laestrygon var sordida n. var., Forel, 1894d: 26; Forel, 1909c: 104, worker; as Cremastogaster antaris Em. v. Sordida For., Santschi, 1921d: 71) from Algeria, Djebel Antar, Forel - see below.

Forel's (1894d) description is at {original description}. Forel (1894d) had - head, alitrunk and pedical  reddish-brown or yellowish; propodeal spines a little longer than var maura; sculpture more feeble. Santschi's (1921d) description of sordida is at {original description}.

Egypt records - Wheeler & Mann (1916) reported it from Mt Sinai, Sinai Peninsula.

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

{Crematogaster (Cr.) antaris}Forel's (1894d) description of sordida as a variety of auberti was - WORKER - TL 2.8-3.7 mm; head, alitrunk and pedicel brown-red or yellow; propodeal spines a little longer than Crematogaster maura; sculpture more feeble. Similar to Crematogaster inermisut with two small teeth or spines on the propodeum
The photomontage of sordida is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) antaris
B Taylor det.
M James
2833' N
3356' E
St Katherine protectorate around the town of St Katherine, in mountains above 1500m 2

{Crematogaster antaris major}

The photomontage is of a major worker from the Sinai Desert, Egypt, St Katherine protectorate around the town of St Katherine, in mountains above 1500m, in early 2002; collector Mike James. This is somewhat larger than the type description but the minor shown below is a good match.

{Crematogaster antaris minor}

The photomontage is of a minor worker, as above.
2006, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
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