Camponotus barbatus

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Camponotus barbatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. barbatus
Binomial name
Camponotus barbatus
Roger, 1863

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Specimen Labels



Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.
Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka (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.



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Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Camponotus barbatus tayloriWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0910133. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Syntype of Camponotus barbatus tayloriWorker. Specimen code casent0910134. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Syntype of Camponotus barbatus infuscoidesWorker. Specimen code casent0910135. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


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

  • barbatus. Camponotus barbatus Roger, 1863a: 138 (w.q.) SRI LANKA.
    • Emery, 1901f: 121 (s.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1914a: 267;
    • combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 92.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 3; Mayr, 1863: 458; Smith, F. 1871a: 306; Forel, 1892j: 233; Dalla Torre, 1893: 222; Emery, 1896d: 371 (in list); Emery, 1901f: 121; Bingham, 1903: 362; Forel, 1914a: 267; Emery, 1925b: 92; Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 32; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 243; Baltazar, 1966: 273; Bolton, 1995b: 88; Tiwari, 1999: 71; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 48; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 36; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 23.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus infuscoides, samarus, taylori.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Dias R. K. S. 2002. Current knowledge on ants of Sri Lanka. ANeT Newsletter 4: 17- 21.
  • Dias R. K. S. 2006. Current taxonomic status of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. The Fauna of Sri Lanka: 43-52. Bambaradeniya, C.N.B. (Editor), 2006. Fauna of Sri Lanka: Status of Taxonomy, Research and Conservation. The World Conservation Union, Colombo, Sri Lanka & Government of Sri Lanka. viii + 308pp.
  • Dias R. K. S., K. R. K. A. Kosgamage, and H. A. W. S. Peiris. 2012. The Taxonomy and Conservation Status of Ants (Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. In: The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka; Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Weerakoon, D.K. & S. Wijesundara Eds., Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. p11-19.
  • Emery C. 1886. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna 5: 363-382
  • Emery C. 1901. Ameisen gesammelt in Ceylon von Dr. W. Horn 1899. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1901: 113-122.
  • Forel A. 1892. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part I. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7: 219-245.
  • General D. M., and G. D. Alpert. 2012. A synoptic review of the ant genera (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the Philippines. Zookeys 200: 1-111.
  • Li Z.h. 2006. List of Chinese Insects. Volume 4. Sun Yat-sen University Press
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  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58
  • Presty J., and K. A. Karmaly. 2016. A study on the diversity and distribution of genus Camponotus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Kerala: ecologically significant agents in ecosystems functioning. In: Chakravarhty A. K, and S. Sridhara (eds), Arthropod diversity and conservation in the tropics and sub-tropics. Springer edition. Pages 255-270.
  • Tiwari R. N. 1999. Taxonomic studies on ants of southern India (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Memoirs of the Zoological Survey of India 18(4): 1-96.
  • Tiwari, R.N. 1999. Taxonomic studies on ants of southern India (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Memoirs of the Zoological Survey of India 18(4):1-96