Camponotus lignitus

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Camponotus lignitus
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. lignitus
Binomial name
Camponotus lignitus
(Germar, 1837)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene) and is also known from Oeningen, Switzerland (Messinian, Late Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • lignitus. †Formica lignitum Germar, 1837: pl. 19, fig. 19 (q.) GERMANY (Miocene?). Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1867b: 51. See also: Heer, 1850: 112.

Description

References

  • Germar, E. F. 1837. Fauna insectorum Europae. Fasciculus 19. Insectorum protogaeae specimen sistens insecta carbonum fossilium. Halle: Kümmel, pl. 1-25. (pl. 19, fig. 19 queen described)
  • Heer, O. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflüger, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, vi + 264 pp. (page 112, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1867b. Vorläufige Studien über die Radoboj-Formiciden, in der Sammlung der k. k. geologischen Reichsanstalt. Jahrb. K-K. Geol. Reichsanst. Wien 17: 47-62 (page 51, Combination in Camponotus)