Crematogaster atra

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Crematogaster atra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. atra
Binomial name
Crematogaster atra
Mayr, 1870

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Longino (2003) - A Crematogaster crinosa-complex species, C. atra requires further taxonomic study. The Norton type series, from which the lectotype is chosen, has the general shape and pilosity characters of Crematogaster crinosa, the only difference being that the face is completely covered with fine, dense striae, with no smooth or shiny areas.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico (type locality), Venezuela.


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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • atra. Crematogaster atra Mayr, 1870b: 994 (w.) MEXICO. Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 134. See also: Longino, 2003a: 129.

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

Description

Longino (2003) - Syntype worker: Mexico (Norton, Bilimek) Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna (examined, Norton worker here designated LECTOTYPE). The syntypes of atra have no more precise locality data than “Mexico,” but are by two different collectors, Bilimek and Norton.

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