Camponotus adenensis

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Camponotus adenensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. adenensis
Binomial name
Camponotus adenensis
Emery, 1893

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 17.266667° to 4.25°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates, Yemen (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • adenensis. Camponotus maculatus subsp. adenensis Emery, 1893f: 257 (s.w.q.) YEMEN.
    • Type-material: syntype major and minor workers (numbers not stated), 1 syntype queen.
    • Type-locality: Yemen: Aden, i.-ii.1892 (E. Simon).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 92.
    • Junior synonym of thraso: Emery, 1901f: 121.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1920c: 6.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1895f: 337; Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Emery, 1897e: 604; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 952.
    • Subspecies of thraso: Emery, 1925b: 92.
    • Status as species: Collingwood, 1985: 277; Bolton, 1995b: 84; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 371; Collingwood, et al. 2011: 448; Borowiec, L. 2014: 25.
    • Distribution: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood C. A., D. Agosti, M. R. Sharaf, A. Van Harten, 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 405-474
  • Collingwood C.A., D.Agosti, M.R. Sharaf, and A. van Harten. 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod fauna of the UAE, 4: 405–474
  • Sharaf M.R., and K. Al-Zailaie. 2006. Ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Farasan islands protectorate (Saudi Arabia). Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Egypt 83: 61-68.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004