Asian Myrmecology, Volume 3, Taxonomy
On the identity of Crematogaster schimmeri Forel, 1912 and the distribution of subgenus Decacrema in Asia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
SHINGO HOSOISHI AND KAZUO OGATA
Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 812-8581 JAPAN
Abstract: Taxonomy of Crematogaster species is confounded by intra- and inter-specific variation.
Although most recent taxonomic works on ants avoid subgenus classification, for Crematogaster we follow the traditional subgenus framework as a working hypothesis, a recognised approach to solving taxonomic problems in such a huge group.
Keywords: Crematogaster, Decacrema, Orthocrema, schimmeri, distribution