Crematogaster atra

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Crematogaster atra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. atra
Binomial name
Crematogaster atra
Mayr, 1870

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Specimen Labels


Longino (2003) - A Crematogaster crinosa-complex species, C. atra requires further taxonomic study. The Norton type series, from which the lectotype is chosen, has the general shape and pilosity characters of Crematogaster crinosa, the only difference being that the face is completely covered with fine, dense striae, with no smooth or shiny areas.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico (type locality), Venezuela.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • atra. Crematogaster atra Mayr, 1870b: 994 (w.) MEXICO. Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 134. See also: 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 worker: Mexico (Norton, Bilimek) Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna (examined, Norton worker here designated LECTOTYPE). The syntypes of atra have no more precise locality data than “Mexico,” but are by two different collectors, Bilimek and Norton.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Morgan, C.E. 2009. Revision of the ant genus Crematogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in North America. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas at El Paso, 268 pp.
  • Vasquez-Bolanos M. 2011. Checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Mexico. Dugesiana 18(1): 95-133.
  • Vásquez-Bolaños M. 2011. Lista de especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) para México. Dugesiana 18: 95-133