Camponotus cinereus amperei

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Camponotus cinereus amperei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. cinereus
Subspecies: C. cinereus amperei
Trinomial name
Camponotus cinereus amperei
Forel, 1913


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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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

  • amperei. Camponotus (Myrmocamelus) cinereus var. amperei Forel, 1913g: 192 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 110. Currently subspecies of cinereus: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 111.

Type Material

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


Worker minor. Length 7 mm. The head a little longer than the type, almost one quarter longer than wide. The scapes also longer and surpass the head by nearly half their length. The principal differences besides this are the pubescence extremely thin, short and sparse, and the erect pilosity which is very sparse on the body and none on the legs whereas it is quite abundant in cinereus also on the cheeks, (not on the limbs, which are quite devoid of it). All the rest is identical; the sides of the head are moderately compressed as in the type

Sea Lake, Victoria.(Goudie)


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 85, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 110, combination in C. (Myrmophyma))
  • Forel, A. 1913h. Fourmis de Tasmanie et d'Australie récoltées par MM. Lae, Froggatt etc. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 49: 173-195 (page 192, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 111, subspecies of cinereus)