Crematogaster ranavalonae

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Crematogaster ranavalonae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. ranavalonae
Binomial name
Crematogaster ranavalonae
Forel, 1887

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Synonyms

Identification

A member of the Crematogaster ranavalonae-group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Madagascar (type locality), Mayotte.


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Biology

Castes

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Worker

Queen

Male

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ranavalonae. Crematogaster ranavalonis Forel, 1887: 388 (w.) MADAGASCAR. [Justified emendation of spelling to ranavalonae: Forel, 1891b: 184.] Forel, 1891b: 185 (m.); Emery, 1897a: 13 (q.). Combination in C. (Oxygyne): Forel, 1901e: 375. Senior synonym of descarpentriesi, emmae, laticeps, inops, paulinae, pepo: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • descarpentriesi. Crematogaster (Oxygyne) descarpentriesi Santschi, 1928d: 68 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • emmae. Crematogaster emmae Forel, 1891b: 227, pl. 6, fig. 11 (q.) MADAGASCAR. Santschi, 1928d: 69 (w.). Combination in C. (Oxygyne): Forel, 1901e: 375. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • laticeps. Crematogaster emmae var. laticeps Forel, 1892k: 529 (q.), :534 (w.), :535 (m.) (diagnoses in keys) MADAGASCAR. Combination in C. (Oxygyne): Emery, 1922e: 156. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • inops. Crematogaster inops Forel, 1892l: 254 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Combination in C. (Oxygyne): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1024. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • paulinae. Crematogaster paulinae Forel, 1892k: 530 (q.) (diagnosis in key) MADAGASCAR. Forel, 1903c: 254 (w.). Combination in C. (Oxygyne): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1025. Subspecies of ranavalonae: Emery, 1897a: 14; Forel, 1903c: 254; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1025. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.
  • pepo. Crematogaster (Oxygyne) ranavalonae var. pepo Forel, 1922: 96 (w.q.m.) MADAGASCAR. Junior synonym of ranavalonae: Blaimer, 2012: 249.

Description

References

  • Blaimer, B.B. 2012. Untangling complex morphological variation: taxonomic revision of the subgenus Crematogaster (Oxygyne) in Madagascar, with insight into the evolution and biogeography of this enigmatic ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology 37:240-260.
  • Emery, C. 1897b. Descriptions de deux fourmis (Hymén.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1897: 12-14 (page 13, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1887. Fourmis récoltées à Madagascar par le Dr. Conrad Keller. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 7: 381-389 (page 388, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1891c. Les Formicides. [part]. In: Grandidier, A. Histoire physique, naturelle, et politique de Madagascar. Volume XX. Histoire naturelle des Hyménoptères. Deuxième partie (28e fascicule). Paris: Hachette et Cie, v + 237 pp. (page 184, Justified emendation of spelling to ranavalonae)
  • Forel, A. 1891c. Les Formicides. [part]. In: Grandidier, A. Histoire physique, naturelle, et politique de Madagascar. Volume XX. Histoire naturelle des Hyménoptères. Deuxième partie (28e fascicule). Paris: Hachette et Cie, v + 237 pp. (page 185, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1901j. Variétés myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 334-382 (page 375, Combination in C. (Oxygyne))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Blaimer B. B. 2012. Untangling complex morphological variation: taxonomic revision of the subgenus Crematogaster (Oxygyne) in Madagascar, with insight into the evolution and biogeography of this enigmatic ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology 37: 240-260
  • Blaimer B. B., B. L. Fisher. 2013. How much variation can one ant species hold? Species delimitation in the Crematogaster kelleri-group in Madagascar. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68082. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068082
  • Blaimer, B.. "Untangling complex morphological variation: taxonomic revision of the subgenus Crematogaster (Oxygyne) in Madagascar, with insight into the evolution and biogeography of this enigmatic ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Systematic Entomology 37 (2012): 240-260.
  • Fisher B. L. 1997. Biogeography and ecology of the ant fauna of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 31: 269-302.
  • Fisher B. L. 2003. Formicidae, ants. Pp. 811-819 in: Goodman, S. M.; Benstead, J. P. (eds.) 2003. The natural history of Madagascar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xxi + 1709 pp.
  • Forel A. 1887. Fourmis récoltées à Madagascar par le Dr. Conrad Keller. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 7: 381-389.
  • Forel A. 1897. Ameisen aus Nossi-Bé, Majunga, Juan de Nova (Madagaskar), den Aldabra-Inseln und Sansibar, gesammelt von Herrn Dr. A. Voeltzkow aus Berlin. Mit einem Anhang über die von Herrn Privatdocenten Dr. A. Brauer in Marburg auf den Seychellen und von Herrn Perrot auf Ste. Marie (Madagaskar) gesammelten Ameisen. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 21: 185-208.
  • Forel A. 1907. Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse. Reise in Ostafrika 2: 75-92.
  • Forel A. 1922. Glanures myrmécologiques en 1922. Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 30: 87-102.
  • Santschi F. 1928. Descriptions de nouvelles fourmis éthiopiennes (quatrième note). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines. 16: 54-69.
  • Soulié J., and L. D. Dicko. 1965. La répartition des genres de fourmis de la tribu des "Cremastogastrini" dans la faune éthiopienne et malgache. Hymenoptera - Formicoidea - Myrmicidae. Ann. Univ. Abidjan Sér. Sci. 1: 85-106.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. IX. A synonymic list of the ants of the Malagasy region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 1005-1055