Crematogaster polita

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Crematogaster polita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. polita
Binomial name
Crematogaster polita
Smith, F., 1865

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on specimens

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


Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • polita. Crematogaster politus Smith, F. 1865: 74 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 133; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 473.

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

Crematogaster politus

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “S.” Smith gives the type-locality as “New Guinea” in the text, but the label on the specimen says “S,” the usual abbreviation for Salwatty I. The specimen matches the original description, so I suspect mislabelling or a later switch of labels.

Description

References

  • 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 473, Combination in C. (Orthocrema))
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 133, Combination in C. (Orthocrema))
  • Smith, F. 1865a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects from the islands of Sumatra, Sula, Gilolo, Salwatty, and New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 8: 61-94 (page 74, worker described)