Camponotus chilensis

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Camponotus chilensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. chilensis
Binomial name
Camponotus chilensis
(Spinola, 1851)

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Specimen Labels

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Chile (type locality), Peru.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • chilensis. Formica chilensis Spinola, 1851a: 237 (w.q.) CHILE. Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 5; in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1914a: 268; in C. (Myrmamblys): Bruch, 1914: 228; in C. (Myrmoturba): Emery, 1920b: 255; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 78. See also: Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, 1976: 117.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 91, catalogue)
  • Bruch, C. 1914. Catálogo sistemático de los formícidos argentinos. Rev. Mus. La Plata 19: 211-234 (page 228, combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 78, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 268, combination in C. (Myrmosericus))
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 5, combination in Camponotus)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 117, see also)
  • Spinola, M. 1851a. Insectos. Orden 7. Himenopteros. Pp. 153-569 in: Gay, C. Historia fisica y politica de Chile. Zoologia. Tomo 6. Paris: Maulde & Renon, 572 pp. (page 237, worker, queen described)