Camponotus ruber

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Camponotus ruber
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. ruber
Binomial name
Camponotus ruber
Emery, 1925

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Balearic Islands, Portugal, Spain.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • ruber. Camponotus (Myrmentoma) sicheli var. rubra Emery, 1925b: 121 (w.q.) ALGERIA.
    • [First available use of Camponotus lateralis subsp. sicheli var. rubra Karavaiev, 1912a: 20 (w.q.) ALGERIA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (attributed to Forel).]
    • [Misspelled as rufa by Emery, 1925a: 63; Santschi, 1931a: 13.]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1925a: 63 (in key).
    • Subspecies of sicheli: Santschi, 1925g: 359; Santschi, 1931a: 13; Ceballos, 1956: 313; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 195.
    • Junior synonym of sicheli: Collingwood, 1978: 72; Bolton, 1995b: 121.
    • Status as species: Cagniant, 1996b: 92; Cagniant, 1996c: 252; Cagniant, 2006a: 194; Borowiec, L. 2014: 40.
    • [Note: in both Cagniant, 1996b, and Cagniant, 1996c, the name ruber/rubra is referred to Forel, 1894. There is no ruber/rubra in any of Forel's publications of that year, only a "variété rouge", which does not constitute a formal taxonomic name. Corrected to ruber Emery: Cagniant, 2006a: 194.]

Taxonomic Notes

Seifert (2019): This taxon was described on the basis of workers and a gyne from Laverdure /Algeria. The original description indicates a relatedness to the Camponotus lateralis group but the mesosomal profile is reported to form a strongly rounded dorsocaudal corner of propodeum which should place the taxon near to Camponotus guanchus.

Description

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