Calomyrmex splendidus

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Calomyrmex splendidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Calomyrmex
Species: C. splendidus
Binomial name
Calomyrmex splendidus
(Mayr, 1876)

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Specimen Labels




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.

  • splendidus. Camponotus splendidus Mayr, 1876: 61 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Forel, 1910b: 82 (q.m.).
    • Combination in Calomyrmex: Emery, 1896d: 378.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 253; Emery, 1896d: 378 (in list); Forel, 1910b: 82; Wheeler, W.M. 1915g: 820; Emery, 1925b: 175; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 109; Taylor, 1987a: 10; Bolton, 1995b: 83.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus mutans, viridiventris.

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. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 378, combination in Calomyrmex)
  • Forel, A. 1910b. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94 (page 82, queen, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 61, worker described)