Crematogaster gerstaeckeri

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Crematogaster gerstaeckeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. gerstaeckeri
Binomial name
Crematogaster gerstaeckeri
Dalla Torre, 1892

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Specimen Labels



A member of the Crematogaster castanea group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya (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.

  • cephalotes. Crematogaster cephalotes Gerstäcker, 1871: 356 (w.q.) KENYA. [Junior primary homonym of cephalotes Smith, F. above.] Replacement name: gerstaeckeri Dalla Torre, 1892: 90.
  • gerstaeckeri. Crematogaster gerstaeckeri Dalla Torre, 1892: 90. Replacement name for cephalotes Gerstäcker, 1871: 356. [Junior primary homonym of cephalotes Smith, F. 1857a: 75.] Menozzi, 1930b: 92 (w.q.m.). Combination in C. (Crematogaster): Wheeler, 1922a: 838; in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 147; in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166. Current subspecies: nominal plus godefreyi, infaceta, inquieta, kohliella, maledicta, oraclum, pudica, pulla, rufescens, sjostedti, zulu.



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1892. Hymenopterologische Notizen. Wien. Entomol. Ztg. 11: 89-93 (page 90, Replacement name)
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 147, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
  • Gerstäcker, A. 1871. Beitrag zur Insektenfauna von Zanzibar. Arch. Naturgesch. 37(1 1: 345-363 (page 356, Replacement name for cephalotes Gerstacker)
  • Menozzi, C. 1930b. Formiche della Somalia italiana meridionale. Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 9: 76-130 (page 92, worker, queen, male 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 838, Combination in C. (Crematogaster))