Camponotus crassisquamis

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Camponotus crassisquamis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. crassisquamis
Binomial name
Camponotus crassisquamis
Forel, 1902

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Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 30.75° to 23.35°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India (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.



Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Camponotus crassisquamisWorker. Specimen code casent0910140. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


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

  • crassisquamis. Camponotus crassisquamis Forel, 1902d: 286 (s.w.) INDIA (Assam).
    • [Misspelled as crassiquamis by Chapman & Capco, 1951: 241.]
    • Imai, et al. 1984: 9 (k.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1914a: 267;
    • combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 93.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1903a: 711; Bingham, 1903: 368; Emery, 1925b: 93; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 241; Bolton, 1995b: 94; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 62; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 24.



  • 2n = 39; 40, karyotype = 39A+1M; 40A (India) (Imai et al., 1984) (Lorite and Palomeque 2010 states the presence of heteromorphic chromosome in 2n=39).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fontanilla A. M., A. Nakamura, Z. Xu, M. Cao, R. L. Kitching, Y. Tang, and C. J. Burwell. 2019. Taxonomic and functional ant diversity along tropical, subtropical, and subalpine elevational transects in southwest China. Insects 10, 128; doi:10.3390/insects10050128
  • Imai H. T., C. Baroni Urbani, M. Kubota, G. P. Sharma, M. H. Narasimhanna, B. C. Das, A. K. Sharma, A. Sharma, G. B. Deodikar, V. G. Vaidya, and M. R. Rajasekarasetty. 1984. Karyological survey of Indian ants. Japanese Journal of Genetics 59: 1-32.
  • Liu X. 2012. Taxonomy, diversity and spatial distribution characters of the ant family Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) in southeastern Tibet. PhD Thesis 139 pages
  • Liu X., Z. Xu, N. Yu, and C. Zhang. 2016. Distribution patterns of ant species ( Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Galongla Mountains and Medog Valley of Southeastern Tibet. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 52(11): 88-95.