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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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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; unavailable name.] See also: Santschi, 1925g: 359; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 195. Junior synonym of sicheli: Collingwood, 1978: 72. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Cagniant, 1996b: 92; Cagniant, 1996c: 252. [In both references Cagniant incorrectly refers the name to Forel (1894). There is no rubra/ruber 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.]