Camponotus oasium

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Camponotus oasium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. oasium
Binomial name
Camponotus oasium
Forel, 1890

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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mali, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Algeria (type locality), Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Oman, Turkey, Turkmenistan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • oasium. Camponotus rubripes r. oasium Forel, 1890a: lxv (s.w.q.) ALGERIA. Forel, 1902a: 158 (m.). Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1891b: 18; Forel, 1902a: 158. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 245. Subspecies of compressus: Menozzi, 1934: 164. Revived status as species: Collingwood, 1961a: 75. Senior synonym of bactrianus, ninivae, ruzskyellus: Radchenko, 1997d: 809. See also: Tohmé & Tohmé, 2000: 387.
  • ruzskyellus. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus r. ruzskyellus Forel, 1922: 98 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 104. Raised to species: Emery, 1925b: 104. Junior synonym of oasium: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.
  • bactrianus. Camponotus bactrianus Pisarski, 1967: 411, figs. 77-81 (s.w.q.) AFGHANISTAN. Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Pisarski, 1970: 322. Junior synonym of oasium: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.
  • ninivae. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) thoracicus subsp. ninivae Pisarski, 1971a: 674, figs. 10-14 (s.w.) IRAQ. Junior synonym of sanctus: Radchenko, 1996b: 1202 (in key); of oasium: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.



  • Collingwood, C. A. 1961a [1960]. The third Danish Expedition to Central Asia. Zoological Results 27. Formicidae (Insecta) from Afghanistan. Vidensk. Medd. Dan. Naturhist. Foren. 123: 51-79 (page 75, Revived status as species)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 245, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1891c. Exploration scientifique de la Tunisie. Zoologie. - Hyménoptères. Révision critique des fourmis de la Tunisie. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, iii + 21 pp. (page 18, Race of maculatus)
  • Forel, A. 1890b. Fourmis de Tunisie et de l'Algérie orientale. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 34:lxi-lxxvi. (page lxv, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1902a. Les fourmis du Sahara algérien récoltées par M. le Professeur A. Lameere et le Dr. A. Diehl. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 46: 147-158 (page 158, male described, Race of maculatus)
  • Karaman, C.; Aktaç, N. 2013. Descriptions of four new species of Camponotus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a key for the worker caste of the Camponotus of Turkey. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 86(1):36-56. PDF
  • Menozzi, C. 1934. Reperti mirmecofaunistici raccolti dal Prof. L. di Caporiacco nelle oasi di Cufra e in altre località del deserto Libico. Atti Soc. Nat. Mat. Modena 65[=(6)1 13: 153-166 (page 164, Variety of compressus)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1997d. Review of ants of the subgenera Tanaemyrmex, Colobopsis, Myrmamblis, Myrmosericus, Orthonotomyrmex and Paramyrmamblis of the genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the Asian Palearctic. Zool. Zh. 76: 806-815 (page 809, Senior synonym of bactrianus, ninivae and ruzskyellus)
  • Tohmé, G.; Tohmé, H. 2000b. Redescription de Camponotus oasium Forel, 1890, de C. fellah Emery, 1908, de C. sanctus Forel, 1904 et description de C. palmyrensis n. sp., quatre fourmis du Liban et de la Syrie. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 105: 387-394 (page 387, see also)