Crematogaster gerstaeckeri oraclum

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Crematogaster gerstaeckeri oraclum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. gerstaeckeri
Subspecies: C. gerstaeckeri oraclum
Trinomial name
Crematogaster gerstaeckeri oraclum
Forel, 1913



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • oraclum. Crematogaster gallicola var. oraclum Forel, 1913b: 323 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 149. Subspecies of sjostedti: Santschi, 1918d: 185. Senior synonym of bulawayensis (and its junior synonym foraminicipoides): Arnold, 1920a: 521. [Arnold gives bulawayensis as the senior name, but oraclum has priority.] Currently subspecies of gerstaeckeri: Santschi, 1930b: 69.
  • bulawayensis. Crematogaster bulawayensis Santschi, 1916b: 498 (w.) ZIMBABWE. [First available use of Crematogaster buchneri r. africana var. bulawayensis Forel, 1913a: 125; unavailable name.] Combination in C. (Atopogyne): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 854; in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 148. Subspecies of sjostedti: Santschi, 1918d: 185; Emery, 1922e: 148; Santschi, 1926b: 214; of gerstaeckeri: Santschi, 1930b: 69. Raised to species: Arnold, 1920a: 521; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 854. Senior synonym of foraminicipoides: Santschi, 1926b: 214. Synonym of oraclum: Arnold, 1920a: 521 [Arnold gives bulawayensis as senior name but oraclum has seniority and hence is first available name for this taxon: Bolton, 1995b: 159].
  • foraminicipoides. Crematogaster godfreyi var. foraminicipoides Arnold, 1920a: 505 (w.) ZIMBABWE. [First available use of Crematogaster vulcania r. godfreyi var. foraminicipoides Forel, 1916: 406; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of bulawayensis: Santschi, 1926b: 214.



  • Arnold, G. 1920a. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 403-578 (page 521, Senior synonym of bulawayensis (and its junior synonym foraminicipoides))
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 149, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
  • Forel, A. 1913b. Formicides du Congo Belge récoltés par MM. Bequaert, Luja, etc. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 2: 306-351 (page 323, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1918d. Sous-genres et synoymies [sic] de Cremastogaster (Hym. Formic.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1918: 182-185 (page 185, Stirps of sjostedti)
  • 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, Combination in gerstaeckeri)