Camponotus coxalis

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Camponotus coxalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. coxalis
Binomial name
Camponotus coxalis
(Smith, F., 1859)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • coxalis. Formica coxalis Smith, F. 1859a: 136 (s.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 4; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 90. Subspecies of dorycus: Emery, 1887a: 216. Revived status as species: Emery, 1925b: 90.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Formica coxalis

Holotype worker (major) in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Aru 45.” There is also a minor worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, labelled “Aro 45” and with a blue Smith det. label. In the original description Smith mentions only the major worker. The minor is therefore excluded from the type-series. Note also the different spellings, Aru versus Aro.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 94, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1887a [1886]. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 24[=(2)(4): 209-240 (page 216, race of dorycus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 90, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 90, revived status as species)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 4, combination in Camponotus)
  • Smith, F. 1859a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the islands of Aru and Key. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 3: 132-158 (page 136, soldier described)