Crematogaster obscurior

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Crematogaster obscurior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. obscurior
Binomial name
Crematogaster obscurior
Dalla Torre, 1892



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

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.

  • obscurus. Crematogaster obscurus Smith, F. 1860b: 109 (w.) INDONESIA (Batjan I.). [Junior primary homonym of obscura Smith, F. above.] Replacement name: obscurior Dalla Torre, 1892: 90.
  • obscurior. Crematogaster obscurior Dalla Torre, 1892: 90. Replacement name for obscurus Smith, F. 1860b: 109. [Junior primary homonym of obscurus Smith, F. 1857a: 76.]

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

Crematogaster obscurus

Two worker syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Bac.” (= Batjan I.).



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1892. Hymenopterologische Notizen. Wien. Entomol. Ztg. 11: 89-93 (page 90, Replacement name for obscurus)
  • Smith, F. 1860b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Bachian, Kaisaa, Amboyna, Gilolo, and at Dory in New Guinea. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 93-143 (page 109, [Junior primary homonym of obscurus Smith, F. 1857a: 76.])