Crematogaster ranavalonae

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Crematogaster ranavalonae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. ranavalonae
Binomial name
Crematogaster ranavalonae
Forel, 1887

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Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Madagascar (type locality), Mayotte.

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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.

  • ranavalonae. Crematogaster ranavalonis Forel, 1887: 388 (w.) MADAGASCAR. [Justified emendation of spelling to ranavalonae: Forel, 1891b: 184.] Forel, 1891b: 185 (m.); Emery, 1897a: 13 (q.). Combination in C. (Oxygyne): Forel, 1901e: 375. Senior synonym of descarpentriesi, emmae, laticeps, inops, paulinae, pepo: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • descarpentriesi. Crematogaster (Oxygyne) descarpentriesi Santschi, 1928d: 68 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • emmae. Crematogaster emmae Forel, 1891b: 227, pl. 6, fig. 11 (q.) MADAGASCAR. Santschi, 1928d: 69 (w.). Combination in C. (Oxygyne): Forel, 1901e: 375. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • laticeps. Crematogaster emmae var. laticeps Forel, 1892k: 529 (q.), :534 (w.), :535 (m.) (diagnoses in keys) MADAGASCAR. Combination in C. (Oxygyne): Emery, 1922e: 156. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • inops. Crematogaster inops Forel, 1892l: 254 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Combination in C. (Oxygyne): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1024. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • paulinae. Crematogaster paulinae Forel, 1892k: 530 (q.) (diagnosis in key) MADAGASCAR. Forel, 1903c: 254 (w.). Combination in C. (Oxygyne): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1025. Subspecies of ranavalonae: Emery, 1897a: 14; Forel, 1903c: 254; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1025. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • pepo. Crematogaster (Oxygyne) ranavalonae var. pepo Forel, 1922: 96 (w.q.m.) MADAGASCAR. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.

Description

References

  • Blaimer, B.B. 2012. Untangling complex morphological variation: taxonomic revision of the subgenus Crematogaster (Oxygyne) in Madagascar, with insight into the evolution and biogeography of this enigmatic ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology 37:240-260.
  • Emery, C. 1897b. Descriptions de deux fourmis (Hymén.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1897: 12-14 (page 13, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1887. Fourmis récoltées à Madagascar par le Dr. Conrad Keller. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 7: 381-389 (page 388, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1891c. Les Formicides. [part]. In: Grandidier, A. Histoire physique, naturelle, et politique de Madagascar. Volume XX. Histoire naturelle des Hyménoptères. Deuxième partie (28e fascicule). Paris: Hachette et Cie, v + 237 pp. (page 184, Justified emendation of spelling to ranavalonae)
  • Forel, A. 1891c. Les Formicides. [part]. In: Grandidier, A. Histoire physique, naturelle, et politique de Madagascar. Volume XX. Histoire naturelle des Hyménoptères. Deuxième partie (28e fascicule). Paris: Hachette et Cie, v + 237 pp. (page 185, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1901j. Variétés myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 334-382 (page 375, Combination in C. (Oxygyne))