Crematogaster bipartita

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Crematogaster bipartita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. bipartita
Binomial name
Crematogaster bipartita
Emery, 1922



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • bipartita. Crematogaster (Orthocrema) dispar var. bipartita Emery, 1922e: 132.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: NW Australia, Broome (E. Mjöberg).
    • Type-depository: MHNG (perhaps also in NHRS).
    • [First available use of Crematogaster sordidula r. dispar var. bipartita Forel, 1915b: 54 (w.) AUSTRALIA (“N.W. Australien”); unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (Taylor, 1986: 34).]
    • Subspecies of dispar: Bolton, 1995b: 148.
    • Status as species: Heterick, 2021: 13.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material

Taxonomic Notes

Heterick (2021): The overall appearance is the same as Crematogaster queenslandica, including the stout erect bristle at the base of the propodeum. However, the different appearance of the posterior promesonotum and the different colour in the imaged type specimen dictate that it be kept as a separate taxon until more material can be examined. This ant is superficially similar to [[Crematogaster dispar] (itself regarded as a junior synonym of Crematogaster rufotestacea here), but the latter is a temperate species with a different anterior clypeal margin and lacks the erect propodeal bristle; consequently C. bipartita is raised to species in this work.