Crematogaster coriaria

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Crematogaster coriaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. coriaria
Binomial name
Crematogaster coriaria
Mayr, 1872

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Specimen Labels


Crematogaster coriaria is known from Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Borneo (Hosoishi and Ogata 2015). These large-sized Crematogaster ants are easily found in the field. They typically inhabit well developed forests and nest in dead wood (Hosoishi and Ogata 2015, 2019).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: Thailand.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • coriaria. Crematogaster coriaria Mayr, 1872: 154 (w.) BORNEO.
    • Combination in C. (Paracrema): Emery, 1922e: 155.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1887b: 467; Dalla Torre, 1893: 80; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 72; Bolton, 1995b: 151; Hosoishi & Ogata, 2015b: 3 (redescription).
    • Senior synonym of fraudatrix, spengeli, taipingensis: Hosoishi & Ogata, 2015b: 4.
  • fraudatrix. Crematogaster coriaria subsp. fraudatrix Forel, 1911d: 376 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).
    • Combination in C. (Paracrema): Emery, 1922e: 155.
    • Subspecies of coriaria: Emery, 1922e: 155; Bolton, 1995b: 153.
    • Junior synonym of coriaria: Hosoishi & Ogata, 2015b: 4.
  • spengeli. Crematogaster spengeli Forel, 1912n: 56 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).
    • Combination in C. (Paracrema): Santschi, 1918d: 182.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 163.
    • Junior synonym of coriaria: Hosoishi & Ogata, 2015b: 4.
  • taipingensis. Crematogaster spengeli r. taipingensis Forel, 1913k: 75, fig. V (w.q.m.) WEST MALAYSIA.
    • Combination in C. (Paracrema): Emery, 1922e: 156.
    • Subspecies of spengeli: Viehmeyer, 1916a: 125; Menozzi, 1935a: 116; Bolton, 1995b: 164.
    • Junior synonym of coriaria: Hosoishi & Ogata, 2015b: 4.