Camponotus singularis

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Camponotus singularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. singularis
Binomial name
Camponotus singularis
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

This is a widely distributed, large-bodied Asian species.

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  • Foraging worker from Thailand. Photo by Phil Hönle.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia.
Oriental Region: India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • singularis. Formica singularis Smith, F. 1858b: 27 (w.) INDONESIA (Java). Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3; in C. (Myrmosphincta): Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 112; in C. (Myrmosaulus): Emery, 1925b: 113. Junior synonym of cinerascens: Dalla Torre, 1893: 224; Emery, 1896d: 373; of camelinus: Bingham, 1903: 373. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of camelinus: Forel, 1905c: 26; Forel, 1907e: 19; Forel, 1909d: 229; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 112; Santschi, 1920h: 174. Revived status as species: Emery, 1925b: 113. Senior synonym of birmana: Brown, 1967a: 277. Current subspecies: nominal plus rufomaculatus.
  • birmana. Cataglyphis birmana Collingwood, 1962: 227, figs. 8, 9 (w.) MYANMAR. Junior synonym of singularis: Brown, 1967a: 277.

Description

References

  • Baltazar, C. R. 1966. A catalogue of Philippine Hymenoptera (with a bibliography, 1758-1963). Pac. Insects Monogr. 8: 1-488 (page 272, listed)
  • 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 373, Junior synonym of camelinus)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1967a [1966]. The ant Cataglyphis birmana a synonym. Psyche (Camb.) 73: 277 (page 277, Senior synonym of birmana)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 224, Junior synonym of cinerascens)
  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 373, Junior synonym of cinerascens)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 113, Combination in C. (Myrmosaulus))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 113, Revived status as species)
  • Forel, A. 1905f. Ameisen aus Java. Gesammelt von Prof. Karl Kraepelin 1904. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 22: 1-26 (page 26, Revived from synonymy as race of camelinus)
  • Forel, A. 1907h. Formiciden aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum in Hamburg. II. Teil. Neueingänge seit 1900. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 24: 1-20 (page 19, Revived from synonymy as race of camelinus)
  • Forel, A. 1909i. Ameisen aus Java und Krakatau beobachtet und gesammelt von Herrn Edward Jacobson. Notes Leyden Mus. 31: 221-232 (page 229, Revived from synonymy as race of camelinus)
  • Laciny, A., Zettel, H., Druzhinina, I. 2016. Workers, soldiers, and gynes – morphometric characterization and description of the female castes of Camponotus singularis (Smith, 1858) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 63, 183–193 (DOI: 10.3897/dez.63.9435).
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 3, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Santschi, F. 1920h. Fourmis d'Indo-Chine. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 60: 158-176 (page 174, Revived from synonymy as race of camelinus)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 27, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 112, Revived from synonymy as race of camelinus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 112, Combination in C. (Myrmosphincta))