Crematogaster brevidentata

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Crematogaster brevidentata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. brevidentata
Binomial name
Crematogaster brevidentata
Forel, 1912

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Longino (2003) - A Crematogaster crinosa-complex species, C. brevidentata requires further taxonomic study. Workers are small, propodeal spines are tiny, there are no erect setae on head or fourth abdominal tergite, erect setae are sparse on mesosoma, and there is a strong anteroventral petiolar tooth.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Barbados (type locality), Brazil.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • brevidentata. Crematogaster brevispinosa var. brevidentata Forel, 1912f: 212 (w.) BARBADOS. Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 134. Raised to species: Longino, 2003a: 131.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Longino (2003) - Syntype worker: Barbados, Bathseba, 200m elevation (Forel) Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (examined).

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 134, Combination in C. (Orthocrema))
  • Forel, A. 1912g. Formicides néotropiques. Part III. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae (suite). Genres Cremastogaster et Pheidole. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 19: 211-237 (page 212, worker described)
  • Longino, J.T. 2003a. The Crematogaster of Costa Rica. Zootaxa 151: 1-150. PDF (page 24, Raised to species: new status)