Crematogaster depressa

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Crematogaster depressa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. depressa
Binomial name
Crematogaster depressa
(Latreille, 1802)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea (type locality), Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • depressa. Formica depressa Latreille, 1802c: 268, pl. 11, fig. 73 (q.) GUINEA. Forel, 1910f: 5 (m.). Combination in Crematogaster: Emery, 1892b: 164; in C. (Oxygyne): Forel, 1901e: 375; in C. (Atopogyne): Forel, 1911d: 343; Santschi, 1918d: 183. Senior synonym of platygnatha (and its junior synonym mandibularis): Emery, 1892b: 164; of foreli: Bolton, 1995b: 151. Current subspecies: nominal plus adultera, fuscipennis.
  • platygnatha. Formica platygnatha Roger, 1863a: 168 (q.) SIERRA LEONE. Combination in Crematogaster: André, 1890: 323. Senior synonym of mandibularis: André, 1890: 323. Junior synonym of depressa: Emery, 1892b: 164.
  • mandibularis. Crematogaster mandibularis André, 1889: 229 (q.) SIERRA LEONE. Junior synonym of platygnatha: André, 1890: 323.
  • foreli. Crematogaster buchneri subsp. foreli Mayr, 1895: 138 (w.) GUINEA. Combination in C. (Atopogyne): Santschi, 1916b: 501. Junior synonym of depressa: Emery, 1899e: 478. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of buchneri: Forel, 1909b: 53. Raised to species: Santschi, 1918d: 183. Junior synonym of depressa: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 855; Emery, 1922e: 155. Subspecies of buchneri: Santschi, 1928d: 68; of depressa: Santschi, 1933b: 100. Junior synonym of depressa: Bolton, 1995b: 153.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 151, Senior synonym of foreli)
  • Emery, C. 1892c [1891]. Note sinonimiche sulle formiche. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 23: 159-167 (page 164, Combination in Crematogaster)
  • Emery, C. 1892c [1891]. Note sinonimiche sulle formiche. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 23: 159-167 (page 164, Senior synonym of platygnatha (and its junior synonym mandibularis))
  • Forel, A. 1901j. Variétés myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 334-382 (page 375, Combination in C. (Oxygyne))
  • Forel, A. 1910e. Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise im westlichen und zentralen Südafrika ausgeführt in den Jahren 1903-1905 von Dr. Leonhard Schultze. Vierter Band. Systematik und Tiergeographie. D) Formicidae. Denkschr. M (page 5, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1911f. Fourmis nouvelles ou intéressantes. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 47: 331-400 (page 343, Combination in C. (Atopogyne))
  • Latreille, P. A. 1802b. Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Crustacés et des insectes. Tome 3. Familles naturelles des genres. Paris: F. Dufart, xii + 467 pp. (page 268, pl. 11, fig. 73 queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1918d. Sous-genres et synoymies [sic] de Cremastogaster (Hym. Formic.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1918: 182-185 (page 183, Combination in C. (Atopogyne))