Crematogaster gerstaeckeri rufescens

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Crematogaster gerstaeckeri rufescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. gerstaeckeri
Subspecies: C. gerstaeckeri rufescens
Trinomial name
Crematogaster gerstaeckeri rufescens
Wheeler, W.M., 1922



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (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.

  • rufescens. Crematogaster (Crematogaster) sjostedti var. rufescens Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 844 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. [First available use of Crematogaster sjostedti st. bulawayensis var. rufescens Santschi, 1919b: 236; unavailable name.] Subspecies of bulawayensis: Arnold, 1926: 289. Currently subspecies of gerstaeckeri: Bolton, 1995b: 161.



  • Arnold, G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 23: 191-295 (page 289, Variety of bulawayensis)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 161, Subspecies of gerstaeckeri)
  • 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 844, worker described)