Calomyrmex purpureus smaragdinus

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Calomyrmex purpureus smaragdinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Calomyrmex
Species: C. purpureus
Subspecies: C. purpureus smaragdinus
Trinomial name
Calomyrmex purpureus smaragdinus
Emery, 1898

Photo Gallery

  • Calomyrmex purpureus smaragdinus workers, South Australia. Photo by Mark Newton.
  • Calomyrmex purpureus smaragdinus workers, South Australia. Photo by Mark Newton.
  • A worker in its defensive position, with its gaster raised. South Australia. Photo by Mark Newton.
  • Worker at its nest entrance. South Australia. Photo by Mark Newton.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • smaragdinus. Calomyrmex purpureus var. smaragdina Emery, 1898b: 238 (w.) AUSTRALIA (South Australia).
    • [Calomyrmex purpureus var. smaragdina: Emery, 1898a: 227. Nomen nudum.]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, W.M. 1915g: 820; Emery, 1925b: 175.
    • Subspecies of purpureus: Forel, 1902h: 507; Forel, 1915b: 106; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 109; Taylor, 1987a: 10; Bolton, 1995b: 83.

Type Material



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 83, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1898b. Descrizioni di formiche nuove malesi e australiane. Note sinonimiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 2: 231-245 (page 238, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 109, subspecies of purpureus)