Camponotus cowlei

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Camponotus cowlei
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Melophorus bagoti)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Melophorus
Species: Camponotus cowlei
Froggatt, 1896

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


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

  • cowlei. Camponotus cowlei Froggatt, 1896: 387, pl. 27, figs. 1-5 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 110.
    • Combination in Camponotus: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 112.
    • Combination in Melophorus: Wheeler, W.M. 1908d: 388; Clark, 1930c: 22; Heterick, et al. 2017: 134.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1898a: 226; Emery, 1925b: 110; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 112; Bolton, 1995b: 94; McArthur, 2007a: 335; Heterick, 2009: 69; McArthur, 2010: 78; McArthur, 2014: 54.
    • Junior synonym of bagoti: Clark, 1930c: 22; Heterick, et al. 2017: 134.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 94, catalogue)
  • Clark, J. 1930c. New Formicidae, with notes on some little-known species. Proc. R. Soc. Vic. (n.s.) 43: 2-25 (page 22, junior synonym of Melophorus bagoti)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 110, combination in C. (Myrmophyma))
  • Froggatt, W. W. 1896. Honey ants. Pp. 385-392 in: Spencer, B. (ed.) Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part II. Zoology. London: Dulau & Co., iv + 431 pp. (page 387, pl, 27, figs. 1-5 worker, queen, male described)
  • Heterick, B.E., Castalanelli, M., Shattuck, S.O. 2017. Revision of the ant genus Melophorus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 700, 1–420 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.700.11784).
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 112, combination in Camponotus, and revived from synonymy)