Camponotus compressus irakensis

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Camponotus compressus irakensis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Camponotus xerxes)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Camponotus compressus irakensis
Menozzi, 1927

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Camponotus xerxes.


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

  • irakensis. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) compressus subsp. irakensis Menozzi, 1927e: 117, fig. 1 (s.q.m.) IRAQ. Junior synonym of xerxes: Radchenko, 1996b: 1201 (in key).


  • Menozzi, C. 1927e. Zur Erforschung des Persischen Golfes. (Beitrag nr. 12) Formicidae (Hym.). Suppl. Entomol. 16: 117-119 (page 117, fig. 1 soldier, queen, male described)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1996e. A key to the ant genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Palearctic Asia. Zool. Zh. 7 75: 1195-1203 (page 1201, (in key) Junior synonym of xerxes)