Myrmocamelus

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Myrmocamelus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Myrmocamelus
Forel, 1914
Type species
Formica ephippium, now Camponotus ephippium

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Camponotus.

Nomenclature

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

  • MYRMOCAMELUS [junior synonym of Myrmophyma]
    • Myrmocamelus Forel, 1914a: 261 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Formica ephippium, by original designation.
    • [Type-species not Camponotus gambeyi, unjustified subsequent designation by Forel, 1922: 101. Myrmocamelus also described as new by Forel, 1915b: 102.]
    • Myrmocamelus junior synonym of Myrmophyma: Emery, 1920b: 257; Wheeler, W.M. 1921a: 18.


References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 115, Myrmocamelus as junior synonym of Myrmophyma)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 257, Myrmocamelus as junior synonym of Myrmophyma)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 109, Myrmocamelus as junior synonym of Myrmophyma [Type-species not Camponotus gambeyi, unjustified subsequent designation by Forel, 1922:101. Myrmocamelus also described as new by Forel, 1915a: 102.])
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 261, Myrmocamelus as subgenus of Camponotus; [Type-species not Camponotus gambeyi, unjustified subsequent designation by Forel, 1922: 101. Myrmocamelus also described as new by Forel, 1915b: 102.] )
  • 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 102, Myrmocamelus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 250, Myrmocamelus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1922b. Glanures myrmécologiques en 1922. Rev. Suisse Zool. 30: 87-102 (page 101, Myrmocamelus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1921a. Professor Emery's subgenera of the genus Camponotus Mayr. Psyche (Camb.) 28: 16-19 (page 18, Myrmocamelus as subgenus of Camponotus; )