Crematogaster castanea arborea

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Crematogaster castanea arborea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. castanea
Subspecies: C. castanea arborea
Trinomial name
Crematogaster castanea arborea
Smith, F., 1858



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • arborea. Crematogaster arboreus Smith, F. 1858b: 138, pl. 14 (nest) (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 145. Junior synonym of tricolor: Mayr, 1895: 136 (footnote); Arnold, 1920a: 506 (note that arborea has priority); of castanea: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 830. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of castanea: Emery, 1922e: 145. Senior synonym of decolorata: Santschi, 1930b: 69. Currently subspecies of castanea: Santschi, 1930b: 69.



  • Arnold, G. 1920a. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 403-578 (page 506, Junior synonym of tricolor (note that arborea is really the senior name))
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 145, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 145, Revived from synonymy as subspecies of castanea)
  • Mayr, G. 1895. Afrikanische Formiciden. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 10: 124-154 (page 136, (footnote) Junior synonym of tricolor)
  • Santschi, F. 1930b. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola, 1928-1929. Formicides de l'Angola. Rev. Suisse Zool. 37: 53-81 (page 69, Variety of castanea, and senior synonym of decolorata)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 138, pl. 14 (nest) worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. 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. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 830, Junior synonym of castanea)