Crematogaster uruguayensis

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Crematogaster uruguayensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. uruguayensis
Binomial name
Crematogaster uruguayensis
Santschi, 1912

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Specimen Labels


Longino (2003) - A Crematogaster crinosa-complex species, C. uruguayensis requires further taxonomic study. There are two syntype workers of uruguayensis on a pin at NHMB, and I compared them to a syntype of Crematogaster sericea. They are a bit darker than the types of sericea, and the setal pattern on the fourth abdominal tergite is more like Crematogaster torosa than crinosa.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Uruguay (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • uruguayensis. Crematogaster atra st. uruguayensis Santschi, 1912e: 527 (w.) URUGUAY. Raised to species: Longino, 2003a: 129.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Longino (2003) - Syntype workers: Uruguay, Colonia Nueva Helvecia (von Steiger) {NHMB}} (examined).