Camponotus sicheli

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Camponotus sicheli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. sicheli
Binomial name
Camponotus sicheli
Mayr, 1866

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Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Gibraltar, Iberian Peninsula, Malta.

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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.

  • sicheli. Camponotus sicheli Mayr, 1866a: 488, pl., fig. 2 (w.) ALGERIA.
    • De Stefani, 1889: 144 (q.); Forel, 1890a: lxvi (q.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Forel, 1914a: 273.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1920b: 257.
    • Subspecies of lateralis: Karavaiev, 1912a: 20.
    • Subspecies of piceus: Emery, 1925a: 66.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1877: 20 (in list); Emery & Forel, 1879: 449; Forel, 1879a: 94; Emery, 1880: 389; André, 1882a: 150 (in key); Emery, 1884a: 376; Forel, 1886f: 181; De Stefani, 1889: 144; Forel, 1890a: lxvi; Saunders, E. 1890: 202; Emery, 1891b: 21; Dalla Torre, 1893: 252; Emery, 1893c: 88; Forel, 1894d: 3; Forel, 1895d: 227; Emery, 1896d: 373 (in list); Emery, 1914d: 159; Emery, 1916b: 226; Stitz, 1917: 351; Santschi, 1919e: 248; Lomnicki, 1925b: 3; Emery, 1925b: 121; Santschi, 1925g: 359; Menozzi, 1926b: 182; Donisthorpe, 1927a: 9; Santschi, 1931a: 13; Santschi, 1936c: 208; Bernard, 1956b: 260; Ceballos, 1956: 313; Cagniant, 1966b: 281; Cagniant, 1968a: 146; Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969: 84; Cagniant, 1970c: 37; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 195; Baroni Urbani, 1976: 216; Collingwood, 1978: 91 (in key); Cagniant & Espadaler, 1993: 427; Bolton, 1995b: 124; Mei, 1995: 768; Borowiec, L. 2014: 42 (see note in bibliography).
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus niger.

Taxonomic Notes

This taxon was collected in the city of Alger. There are no types in the Gustav Mayr collection in Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna. The original description suggests a relatedness to Camponotus guanchus, Camponotus ruber and Camponotus sicheli niger but it does not allow conclusions on synonymies with these taxa (Seifert, 2019).

Description

References

  • Cagniant, H.; Espadaler, X. 1993a. Camponotus guanchus Santschi, 1908, stat. nov. et études des populations de Camponotus sicheli Mayr, 1866 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). J. Afr. Zool. 107: 419-438 PDF
  • De Stefani, T. 1889. Miscellanea imenotterologica sicula. Nat. Sicil. 8: 140-145 (page 144, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 257, Combination in C. (Myrmentoma))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 63, Subspecies of piceus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 121, Revived status as species)
  • Forel, A. 1890b. Fourmis de Tunisie et de l'Algérie orientale. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 34:lxi-lxxvi. (page lxvi, soldier, queen, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 273, Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex))
  • Karavaiev, V. 1912a. Ameisen aus Tunesien und Algerien, nebst einigen unterwegs in Italien gesammelten Arten. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 12: 1-22 (page 21, Subspecies of lateralis)
  • Mayr, G. 1866a. Myrmecologische Beiträge. Sitzungsber. Kais. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. Abt. I 53: 484-517 (page 488, pl., fig. 2 worker described)
  • Seifert, B. 2019. A taxonomic revision of the members of the Camponotus lateralis species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Europe, Asia Minor and Caucasia. Soil Organisms 91: 7-32 (DOI 10.25674/so-91-1-02).
  • Santschi, F. 1919e. Fourmis d'Espagne et des Canaries. Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 19: 241-248 (page 248, Revived status as species)
  • Santschi, F. 1925g. Fourmis d'Espagne et autres espèces paléarctiques (Hymenopt.). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 1: 339-360 (page 359, Revived status as species)
  • Santschi, F. 1931a. Inventa entomologica itineris Hispanici et Maroccani, quod a. 1926 fecerunt Harald et Håkan Lindberg. Fourmis du Bassin Méditerranéen occidental et du Maroc récoltées par MM. Lindberg. Comment. Biol. 3(1 14: 1-13 (page 13, Revived status as species)