Crematogaster menilekii occidentalis

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Crematogaster menilekii occidentalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. menilekii
Subspecies: C. menilekii occidentalis
Trinomial name
Crematogaster menilekii occidentalis
Mayr, 1902

Taylor et al. (2018) treat this taxon as a full species but provide no justification for the change. Subsequent authors have not followed this treatment.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Equatorial Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • occidentalis. Crematogaster menileki subsp. occidentalis Mayr, 1902: 293 (w.) EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Bioko I.).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Equatorial Guinea: Fernando Po (= Bioko I.) (Buchholz).
    • Type-depository: NHMW.
    • Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 148.
    • Subspecies of menilekii: Schulz, W.A. 1906: 170; Santschi, 1913a: 412 (in key); Forel, 1913h: 353; Santschi, 1915c: 252; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 840; Emery, 1922e: 148; Bolton, 1995b: 159.
    • Distribution: Benin, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea.