Camponotus geralensis

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Camponotus geralensis
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Camponotus macrocephalus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Camponotus geralensis
Emery, 1920

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Camponotus macrocephalus.

Nomenclature

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

  • geralensis. Camponotus (Pseudocolobopsis) macrocephalus subsp. geralensis Emery, 1920c: 36 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL.
    • Subspecies of macrocephalus: Santschi, 1939e: 329.
    • Junior synonym of macrocephalus: Kempf, 1968b: 408; Bolton, 1995b: 101.
    • [Note: geralensis was proposed as a replacement name for Camponotus macrocephalus Emery, 1894c: 169, by Shattuck & McArthur, 1995: 122, as both this name and Formica macrocephala Erichson, 1842: 259, were at that time together in Camponotus, and the junior name was a secondary homonym. As the two names now occupy different genera, the replacement name is redundant.]

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