Camponotus breviscapus

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Camponotus breviscapus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. breviscapus
Binomial name
Camponotus breviscapus
Zhou, 2001

Nothing is known about the biology of Camponotus breviscapus.


Zhou (2001) - Related to Camponotus anningensis, but differs from the latter in clypeus finely carinated; antenna! scape shorter, SI < 100; conjunction between basal face and declivous face of propodeum angular.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 17.83572222° to -23.96667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (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.

  • breviscapus. Camponotus breviscapus Zhou, 2001b: 202, 244, figs. 424, 425 (w.) CHINA (Guangxi).
    • Status as species: Ran & Zhou, 2011: 67; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 27.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Holotype: TL5.5, HL 1.41, HW 1.38, CI 97, SL 1.19, SI 86, PW 0.88, AL 1.79, ED 0. 37.

Head slightly longer than broad, occipital border straight. Masticatory margin of mandible with 5 teeth. Middle of clypeus with feeble carina, anterior border straight, median lobe short. Antennal scapes extending beyond occipital border. Pronotum flat; anterior margin of mesonotum convex, higher than pronotum, behind flat; promesonotal suture distinct; mesopropodeal suture shallowly impressed; basal face of propodeum longer than declivity, the latter concave, conjunction between them bluntly angular. Petiolar node thin, anterior face convex, posterior face straight. Gaster broadly oval.

Mandibles and clypeus sparsely coarsely punctate; head, alitrunk, petiole and gaster with delicate feeble striations, appeared smooth and shining.

Erect hairs yellowish white, very sparse, only present on anterior part of head and gaster. Pubescence very fine, short, sparse.

Color pitch-black. Mandibles, basal half of antennal scapes and tarsi of legs dark red; each gastral segment with narrow yellow strip at posterior margin.

Paratype: TL 4.9, HL 1.13, HW 1.00, CI 88, SL 1.10, SI 97, PW 0.73, AL 1.54, ED 0. 28.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Mao Er Shan Natural Reserve, Guangxi, 10.VII.1994, Shanyi Zhou leg. Paratype 1 worker, Xingan County, Guangxi, 11.IX.1995, Shanyi Zhou leg.


  • Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press. 255 pp. (page 202, 244, figs. 424, 425 worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Huang Jianhua. 2005. Hunan Ants (Hymenoptera) and the classification of flora. Southwest Agricultural University. PhD Thesis 247 pages
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Ran H., and S. Y. Zhou. 2011. Checklist of Chinese Ants: the Formicomorph Subfamilies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (I). Journal of Guangxi Normal University: Natural Science Edition. 29(3): 65-73.
  • Zhou S.-Y. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guangxi Normal University Press, Guilin, China, Guilin, China. 255 pp.