Crematogaster elegans

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Crematogaster elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. elegans
Binomial name
Crematogaster elegans
Smith, F., 1859

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Crematogaster elegans for further details




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

  • elegans. Crematogaster elegans Smith, F. 1859a: 149 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Combination in C. (Xiphocrema): Emery, 1922e: 139; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 456.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Aru.” The card has two specimens on it. The left hand specimen is the holotype of elegans, the right hand specimen is a different species and was made the holotype of C. mimicans Donisthorpe, 1932.



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 456, Combination in C. (Xiphocrema))
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 139, Combination in C. (Xiphocrema))
  • Smith, F. 1859a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the islands of Aru and Key. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 3: 132-158 (page 149, worker described)