The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) rauana Forel - new status

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) rauana Forel - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Tanzania (Cremastogaster gallicola Forel var Rauana n. var., Forel, 1907a: 22, worker) Moshi, nr River Rau.
worker only described .

Forel's (1907a) description is at {original description}.

This description is typical of Forel's refusal to denote species, preferring to designate new subspecies or varieties. Here he wrote of - "TL 2.7-3 mm; differs from the type [gallicola] by the propodeal spines being as long as more than half the distance between their bases; by the deep median notch dividing the postpetiole entirely in two; and, a much stronger sculpturation, very fine and dense strations on the head and alitrunk and across the occiput, sculpture which gives the insect a silky appearance, the pedicel nodes also are subopaque. Some individuals from Arusha-Chini have the mesonotum with raised lateral tuberculiforme sections posteriorly with slight concavity between them"; from Moshi near the River Rau & Arusha-Chini, collector Katona.

The type and fresh specimen below are smaller and darker than Crematogaster gallicola.

{Crematogaster rauana} The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) rauana
B Taylor det.
G McGavin
tree 2-18

354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Combretum molle

{Crematogaster rauana}The photomontage is of a specimen from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tz 2-18-02).

2007, 2008, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.