Camponotus barbarossa

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Camponotus barbarossa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. barbarossa
Binomial name
Camponotus barbarossa
Emery, 1920

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (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.

  • barbarossa. Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) arminius subsp. barbarossa Emery, 1920c: 26 (s.w.q.) CAMEROON.
    • [Camponotus barbarossa Forel, 1910e: 457, Forel, 1912i: 92, Forel, 1914a: 273. Nomina nuda.]
    • Combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Emery, 1925b: 142;
    • combination in C. (Myrmopelta): Santschi, 1926a: 21.
    • Subspecies of arminius: Emery, 1925b: 142.
    • Status as species: Arnold, 1924: 720; Santschi, 1926a: 21; Santschi, 1926c: 603; Santschi, 1930b: 79; Bolton, 1995b: 88.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus micipsa, sulcatinasis.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 88, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 26, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 142, combination in C. (Myrmamblys))
  • Forel, A. 1910f. Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 421-458 (page 457, Camponotus barbarossa, nomina nuda)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 92, Camponotus barbarossa, nomina nuda)
  • Santschi, F. 1926a. Trois notes myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 95: 13-28 (page 21, combination in C. (Myrmopelta), and raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1926c. Nouvelles notes sur les Campontous. Rev. Suisse Zool. 33: 597-618 (page 603, combination in C. (Myrmopelta), and raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Santschi, F. "Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola, 1928-1929. Formicides de l'Angola." Revue Suisse de Zoologie 37 (1930): 53-81.