Camponotus compressiscapus

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Camponotus compressiscapus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. compressiscapus
Binomial name
Camponotus compressiscapus
André, 1889

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 5.58333° to 5.58333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone (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.


Association with Other Organisms

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  • This species is a host for the trematode Dicrocoelium hospes (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode primary; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest).


Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Camponotus compressiscapusWorker. Specimen code casent0913706. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MNHN, Paris, France.


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

  • compressiscapus. Camponotus compressiscapus André, 1889: 218 (w.) SIERRA LEONE.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1914a: 268;
    • combination in C. (Myrmotrema): Santschi, 1915c: 271 (in key).
    • Status as species: André, 1890: 312; Dalla Torre, 1893: 225; Emery, 1896d: 377 (in list); Santschi, 1915c: 271 (in key); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 978; Emery, 1925b: 130; Bernard, 1953b: 263; Bolton, 1995b: 93.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bernard F. 1953. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mémoires de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire 19: 165-270.
  • Diame L., B. Taylor, R. Blatrix, J. F. Vayssieres, J. Y. Rey, I. Grechi, and K. Diarra. 2017. A preliminary checklist of the ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) fauna of Senegal. Journal of Insect Biodiversity 5(15): 1-16.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Levieux J. 1972. Etude du peuplement en fourmis terricoles d'une savane preforestiere de Cote d'Ivoire. Revue d'Ecologie et de Biologie du Sol 10(3): 381-428.
  • Santschi F. 1915. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 84: 244-282.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004