Crematogaster buchneri

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Crematogaster buchneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. buchneri
Binomial name
Crematogaster buchneri
Forel, 1894

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 6.15° to -2.716666667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola (type locality), Ghana.

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.



Association with Other Organisms

This species is a host for the milichiid fly Milichia dectes (a myrmecophile) (Wild & Brake, 2009).



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

  • buchneri. Crematogaster buchneri Forel, 1894b: 94 (w.) ANGOLA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Angola: Benguela (M. Buchner).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Emery, 1899e: 479 (q.).
    • Combination in C. (Atopogyne): Santschi, 1916b: 501.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1895: 136 (in key); Mayr, 1896: 242; Emery, 1899e: 479; Forel, 1913e: 669; Arnold, 1920a: 520; Emery, 1922e: 155; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 853; Menozzi, 1926a: 39; Santschi, 1930b: 55; Santschi, 1933b: 101; Santschi, 1937d: 227; Bolton, 1995b: 149.
    • Senior synonym of halli: Bolton, 1995b: 149.
    • Distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus composita, graeteri, uasina.
  • halli. Crematogaster (Atopogyne) halli Donisthorpe, 1945d: 268 (w.) GHANA.
    • Type-material: 24 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Ghana (“Gold Coast”): Bunsu, 1.i.1945, nos H.1426A, H.1426B (H.E. Box).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Junior synonym of buchneri: Bolton, 1995b: 154.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Dejean A., F. Azemar, R. Cereghino, M. Leponce, B. Corbara, J. Orivel, and A. Compin. 2015. The dynamics of ant mosaics in tropical rainforests characterized using the SelfOrganizing Map algorithm. Insect Science doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12208
  • Emery C. 1899. Fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 43: 459-504.
  • Majer J. D. 1976. The ant mosaic in Ghana cocoa farms: further structural considerations. Journal of Applied Ecology 13: 145-155.
  • Majer J. D. 1976. The influence of ants and ant manipulation on the cocoa farm fauna. The journal of Applied Ecology 13(1): 157-175.
  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.
  • Menozzi C. 1926. Formiche dell'Africa centrale. Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana. 58: 36-41.
  • Santschi F. 1933. Contribution à l'étude des fourmis de l'Afrique tropicale. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 73: 95-108.
  • Soulié J., and L. D. Dicko. 1965. La répartition des genres de fourmis de la tribu des "Cremastogastrini" dans la faune éthiopienne et malgache. Hymenoptera - Formicoidea - Myrmicidae. Ann. Univ. Abidjan Sér. Sci. 1: 85-106.
  • Taylor B. 1979. Ants of the Nigerian Forest Zone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). III. Myrmicinae (Cardiocondylini to Meranoplini). Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria Research Bulletin 6: 1-65.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004