Crematogaster microspina

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Crematogaster microspina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. microspina
Binomial name
Crematogaster microspina
Menozzi, 1942



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.

  • microspina. Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) microspina Menozzi, 1942: 167 (w.) EQUATORIAL GUINEA.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Equatorial Guinea (“Guinea Spagnola”): Fernando Po (= Bioko) I., 1-15.xii.1939 (Sch.).
    • [Note: type-data from Eidmann, 1944: 447.]
    • Type-depository: IEUB.
    • [Also given as new in Eidmann, 1944: 447.]
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 157.
    • Distribution: Equatorial Guinea.



  • Menozzi, C. 1942a. Formiche dell'isola Fernando Poo e del territorio del Rio Muni (Guinea Spagnola). 24. Beitrag zu den wissenschaftlichen Ergebnissen der Forschungsreise H. Eidmann nach Spanisch-Guinea 1939 bis 1940. Zool. Anz. 140: 164-182 (page 167, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Eidmann H. 1944. Die Ameisenfauna von Fernando Poo. 27. Beitrag zu den Ergebnissen der Westafrika-Expedition. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Ökol. Geogr. Tiere 76: 413-490.