IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)

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Range Description

This species was first recorded from Abak, eastern Nigeria by R.G.T. St Leger and was sitting misidentified in his collection until described by Libert in his genus revision (1999), at which time a fine series of almost certainly bred material was located in the Frank Davey collection. This must also have been from eastern Nigeria, quite possibly from a single locality (a good ant-tree). A small series is also known just east of the Niger River (AchuraForest nr Lokoja) from the Baker collection (Natural History Museum, London). No specimens of the closely related Cerautola crowleyi are available from eastern Nigeria, but the female is so different from the two C. crowleyi subspecies in western Nigeria and Cameroon respectively that its specific status must be accepted.

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