Camponotus thoracicus

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Camponotus thoracicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. thoracicus
Binomial name
Camponotus thoracicus
(Fabricius, 1804)

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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Turkey.

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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.

  • thoracicus. Formica thoracica Fabricius, 1804: 397 (q.) ALGERIA. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica thoracica Olivier, 1792: 503 (Bolton, 1995b: 127).] Emery, 1908a: 193 (s.w.m.). Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 2; in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1913d: 434; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 99. Junior synonym of maculatus: Roger, 1863b: 2; Mayr, 1865: 27. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of maculatus: Forel, 1906c: 189. Revived status as species: Emery, 1920b: 256. Subspecies of maculatus: Arnold, 1922: 630; Karavaiev, 1926e: 189; of compressus: Emery, 1920c: 6; Santschi, 1921d: 73; Wheeler, W.M. 1927g: 114; Santschi, 1929g: 165. Revived status as species: Pisarski, 1971a: 674; Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 236. Senior synonym of dichrous: Emery, 1908a: 193. [If synonymy confirmed then dichrous will be the first available replacement name.]
  • dichrous. Camponotus sylvaticus var. dichrous André, 1882a: 145 (w.) ALGERIA. [First available use of Camponotus sylvaticus subsp. maculatus var. dichrous Forel, 1879a: 65; unavailable name.] Forel, 1886e: clxi (m.); Forel, 1890a: lxv (q.); Bingham, 1903: 356 (s.). Subspecies of rubripes: Forel, 1890a: clxi; of maculatus: Emery, 1891b: 19; Forel, 1894d: 41; Ruzsky, 1905b: 199. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 228; Bingham, 1903: 356. Junior synonym of thoracicus: Emery, 1908a: 193.

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 630, Subspecies of maculatus)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Zabelin, S. I. 1985. Ant fauna (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the River Sumbar Basin (south-west Kopetdag). Pp. 208-246 in: Nechaevaya, N. T. (ed.) The vegetation and animal world of western Kopetdag. Ashkhabad: Ylym, 278 pp. (page 236, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1908a. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 165-205 (page 193, soldier, worker, male described, Senior synonym of dichrous)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 256, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 6, Subspecies of compressus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 99, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Fabricius, J. C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Brunswick: C. Reichard, xiv + 15-439 + 30 pp. (page 397, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1906c. Fourmis d'Asie mineure et de la Dobrudscha récoltées par M. le Dr. Oscar Vogt et Mme Cécile Vogt, Dr. méd. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 50: 187-190 (page 189, Revived from synonymy as subspecies of maculatus)
  • Forel, A. 1913d. Fourmis de la faune méditerranéenne récoltées par MM. U. et J. Sahlberg. Rev. Suisse Zool. 21: 427-438 (page 434, Combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Karaman, C.; Aktaç, N. 2013. Descriptions of four new species of Camponotus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a key for the worker caste of the Camponotus of Turkey. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 86(1):36-56. PDF
  • Karavaiev, V. 1926e. Beiträge zur Ameisenfauna des Kaukasus, nebst einigen Bemerkungen über andere palaearktische Formen. (Schluss). Konowia 5: 187-199 (page 189, Subspecies of maculatus)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 27, Junior synonym of maculatus)
  • Pisarski, B. 1971a. Nouvelles espèces de fourmis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) du sous-genre Tanaemyrmex Ashm. d'Iraq. Bull. Acad. Pol. Sci. Sér. Biol. 19: 671-675 (page 674, Revived status as species)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 2, Combination in Camponotus, Junior synonym of maculatus)
  • Santschi, F. 1921d. Formicides nouveaux de l'Afrique du Nord. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 12: 68-77 (page 73, Subspecies of compressus)
  • Santschi, F. 1929g. Note additionnelle aux fourmis du Sahara central récoltées par la Mission du Hoggar (février-mars 1928). Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 20: 164-166 (page 165, Subspecies of compressus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927g. The ants of the Canary Islands. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 93-120 (page 114, Subspecies of compressus)