Camponotus atlantis

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Camponotus atlantis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. atlantis
Binomial name
Camponotus atlantis
Forel, 1890

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Subspecies

Sharaf et al. (2017) report that in Yemen colonies of Camponotus atlantis are commonly found under rocks next to and under Acacia trees.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Camponotus atlantis was described from Tunisia and has been recorded from several countries in the Arabian Peninsula including KSA (Collingwood 1985), Oman and Yemen (Collingwood and Agosti 1996), and Socotra (Collingwood et al. 2004, Sharaf et al., 2017).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Socotra Archipelago, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands, Iran, Oman, Tunisia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Sharaf et al (2018) - Oman: Many workers of this species were found foraging under a pomegranate tree, Punica granatum L. (Lythraceae). Nest series were also found under rocks where the soil was dry and loose and under a rock at a date palm plantation.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • atlantis. Camponotus rubripes r. atlantis Forel, 1890a: lxiii (s.w.q.) TUNISIA. Cagniant, 1966d: 970 (m.). Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1914a: 266; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 91. Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1891b: 20. Raised to species: Emery, 1920b: 255; Emery, 1925b: 91; Santschi, 1931a: 11. Current subspecies: nominal plus atrioris, hesperius, marocanus, nigrovarius.

Description

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