Crematogaster cisplatinalis Mayr 1887,

Wild, Alexander L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 51

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179222

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Crematogaster cisplatinalis Mayr 1887
status

 

Crematogaster cisplatinalis Mayr 1887  . REVISED STATUS.

Crematogaster victima  var. cisplatinalis Mayr 1887: 624  . [Holotype w examined, NHMW; Uruguay (Berg)]

Crematogaster cisplatinalis Mayr. Dalla Torre 1893: 80  .

Crematogaster (Orthocrema) victima  subsp. cisplatinalis Mayr. Emery 1924 a: 136  .

Crematogaster (Orthocrema) victima cisplatinalis Mayr. Kempf 1972: 90  .

Crematogaster cisplatinalis  is a twig-nesting species recorded most frequently from low-lying open habitats in the Paraguay river floodplain. This species is distinct in a number of characters from C. victima  , a slightly larger ant that tends to be found in the better-drained habitats of the eastern forests and cerrados. There is little reason to retain the subspecific status of C. cisplatinalis  as the two forms overlap substantially in distribution but differ consistently in numerous characters. Among Paraguayan collections these differences include: standing setae present on tibiae and antennal scapes of C. cisplatinalis  (absent in C. victima  ); dorsum of head almost entirely punctate in C. cisplatinalis  , or if a smooth medial strip present the strip is narrower than the width of the compound eye (smooth medial strip present, usually wider than width of compound eye, in C. victima  ); color brown to black in C. cisplatinalis  (testaceous to medium brown in C. victima  ).

Jack Longino, who has conducted extensive taxonomic work on Neotropical Crematogaster (Longino 2003)  , confirmed the identifications for both C. victima  and C. cisplatinalis  in Paraguay and concurs with a change in status of C. cisplatinalis  (Longino, pers. comm.).

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Crematogaster

Loc

Crematogaster cisplatinalis Mayr 1887

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

Crematogaster (Orthocrema) victima cisplatinalis

Mayr. Kempf 1972: 90
1972
Loc

cisplatinalis

Mayr. Emery 1924: 136
1924
Loc

Crematogaster cisplatinalis

Mayr. Dalla Torre 1893: 80
1893
Loc

var. cisplatinalis

Mayr 1887: 624
1887