Camponotus cockerelli

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Camponotus cockerelli
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. cockerelli
Binomial name
Camponotus cockerelli
(Donisthorpe, 1920)



This taxon was described from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene).



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

  • cockerelli. †Leucotaphus cockerelli Donisthorpe, 1920: 90, pl. 5, fig. 10 (m.) GREAT BRITAIN (Isle of Wight, Eocene).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 419.
    • Status as species: Burnham, 1979: 111; Bolton, 1995b: 246; Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 419 (redescription).



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1920b. British Oligocene ants. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(6): 81-94 (page 90, pl. 5, fig. 10 male described)