Camponotus mendax

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Camponotus mendax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. mendax
Binomial name
Camponotus mendax
Forel, 1895

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).

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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.

  • mendax. Camponotus sericeus var. mendax Forel, 1895e: 454 (s.) INDIA. [Date of publication 20.vi.1895.] Bingham, 1903: 370 (q.). Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 125. Senior synonym of pseudolus (unnecessary replacement name as this mendax is senior to that noted below: Bolton, 1995b: 111). Raised to species: Bingham, 1903: 370. Current subspecies: nominal plus integer.
  • pseudolus. Camponotus pseudolus Forel, 1907a: 31. Unnecessary replacement name for mendax Forel, 1895e: 454 and hence its junior synonym: Bolton, 1995b: 118.

Description

References

  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 370, queen described)
  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 370, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 125, Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1895f. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part V. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 9: 453-472 (page 454, soldier described [Date of publication 20.vi.1895.] )