Camponotus christopherseni

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Camponotus christopherseni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. christopherseni
Binomial name
Camponotus christopherseni
Forel, 1912

This Central American species has been found nesting in Yucca plants in Guatemala. The major workers have a strongly truncated (phragmotic) head.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Guatemala, Panama (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • christopherseni. Camponotus (Colobopsis) christopherseni Forel, 1912i: 85 (s.w.q.) PANAMA. Combination in C. (Hypercolobopsis): Emery, 1925b: 160; in C. (Myrmeurynota): Kempf, 1960f: 464. Possible junior synonym of linnaei: Kempf, 1960f: 464.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 92, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 160, combination in C. (Hypercolobopsis))
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 85, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960f. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 417-466 (page 464, combination in C. (Myrmeurynota), and possible junior synonym of linnaei)