Camponotus subnitidus longinodis

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Camponotus subnitidus longinodis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. subnitidus
Subspecies: C. subnitidus longinodis
Trinomial name
Camponotus subnitidus longinodis
Forel, 1915

Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • longinodis. Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) subnitidus var. longinodis Forel, 1915b: 96 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1930a: 119 (s.q.). Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 91. Raised to species: Clark, 1930a: 119. Currently subspecies of subnitidus: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 120.

Type Material

  • Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) subnitidus longinodis Forel, 1915: Syntype, apparently destroyed, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker minor. Length 12.8 mm. Larger than the type. Differentiated from it by the strange cylindrical node which is 2.5ÿtimes longer than wide and nowhere forms a distinct summit. Its first half beyond a short anterior face is almost horizontal, hardly rising at all, the second half goes through a curve from the first is simply steeply sloping. The middle of the base surface of the epinotum of this single specimen is saddle shaped (by chance?) quite like the type.

Cape York Peninsula. Queensland.

References

  • Clark, J. 1930a. Some new Australian Formicidae. Proc. R. Soc. Vic. (n.s.) 42: 116-128 (page 119, soldier, queen described)
  • Clark, J. 1930a. Some new Australian Formicidae. Proc. R. Soc. Vic. (n.s.) 42: 116-128 (page 119, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 91, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 96, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 120, Subspecies of subnitidus)