Crematogaster flaviventris

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Crematogaster flaviventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. flaviventris
Binomial name
Crematogaster flaviventris
Santschi, 1910

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Specimen Labels


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - HW 1.21; SI 85. This is a member of the Crematogaster castanea complex distinguished by the yellowish gaster contrasting with the brown head and alitrunk. The propodeal spines are sharp and well developed with a downward curvature.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality).

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.

  • flaviventris. Crematogaster flaviventris Santschi, 1910c: 370 (w.q.m.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Subspecies of inversa: Santschi, 1914b: 86; of castanea: Santschi, 1935a: 257. Revived status as species: Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 330.



  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna Saudi Arabia. 15:300-385. (page 330, Revived status as species)
  • Santschi, F. 1910c [1909]. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 78: 349-400 (page 370, worker, queen, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1914b. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale, 1911-1912. Résultats scientifiques. Insectes Hyménoptères. II. Formicidae. Paris: Libr. A. Schulz, pp. 41-148. (page 86, Variety/stirps of inversa)
  • Santschi, F. 1935a. Fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 27: 254-285 (page 257, Variety/stirps of castanea)