Crematogaster thalia

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

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Specimen labels

Identification

Longino (2003) - A Crematogaster crinosa-complex species, C. thalia requires further taxonomic study.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Paraguay (type locality).

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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.

  • thalia. Crematogaster brevispinosa var. thalia Forel, 1911e: 273 (w.q.) PARAGUAY. Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 134. Raised to species: Longino, 2003a: 131.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Longino (2003) - Syntype worker, queen: Paraguay, San Bernardino (Fiebrig) Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (examined). The anteroventral petiolar tooth is almost spinelike; the mesosoma and fourth abdominal tergite are moderately setose; the mesosoma is large, light-colored.

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 134, Combination in C. (Orthocrema))
  • Forel, A. 1911g. Die Ameisen des K. Zoologischen Museums in München. Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Kl. K. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. Münch. 11: 249-303 (page 273, worker, queen described)
  • Longino, J.T. 2003a. The Crematogaster of Costa Rica. Zootaxa 151: 1-150. PDF (page 24, Raised to species: new status)