Crematogaster coelestis

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Crematogaster coelestis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. coelestis
Binomial name
Crematogaster coelestis
Santschi, 1911

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea (type locality), Senegal.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • coelestis. Crematogaster coelestis Santschi, 1911c: 353 (w.) GUINEA. Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 147; in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166. Subspecies of excisa: Forel, 1915c: 342; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 837; of gallicola: Emery, 1922e: 147. Revived status as species: Santschi, 1939f: 162. Current subspecies: nominal plus mercatori.



  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 147, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 147, Subspecies/race of gallicola)
  • Forel, A. 1915c. Formicides d'Afrique et d'Amérique nouveaux ou peu connus. IIe partie. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 50: 335-364 (page 342, Subspecies/race of excisa)
  • Santschi, F. 1911c [1910]. Nouvelle fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 79: 351-369 (page 353, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1939f. Résultats scientifiques des croisières du navire-école belge, "Mercator". XIV. Formicidae s. lt. Mém. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg. (2) 15: 159-167 (page 162, Revived status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 837, Subspecies/race of excisa)