Camponotites

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Camponotites
Temporal range: 17–1.9 Ma Early Miocene to Late Pliocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: uncertain
Genus: Camponotites
Steinbach, 1967
Type species
Camponotites silvestris
Diversity
3 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Shanwang, China (Early Miocene) and Willershausen, Lower Saxony, Germany (Late Pliocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • CAMPONOTITES [incertae sedis in Formicinae]
    • Camponotites Steinbach, 1967: 101. Type-species: †Camponotites silvestris, by monotypy.
    • Camponotites senior synonym of †Rabidia: Dlussky, Wappler & Wedmann, 2008: 616.
    • Camponotites senior synonym and senior homonym of †Camponotites Dlussky: Dlussky, Karl, et al. 2011: 451.
    • Camponotites incertae sedis in Formicinae: Dlussky, Karl, et al. 2011: 451.

Taxonomic Notes

Placed within the Formicinae but unplaced to tribe by Ward et al. (2016).

References

  • Steinbach, G. 1967. Zur Hymenopterenfauna des Pliozäns von Willershausen/Westharz. Bericht der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft zu Hannover 111: 95–102.