Camponotus ebneri

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Camponotus ebneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmentoma
Species group: lateralis
Species: C. ebneri
Binomial name
Camponotus ebneri
Finzi, 1930



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Lebanon (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • ebneri. Camponotus (Myrmentoma) lateralis var. ebneri Finzi, 1930c: 24 (w.) LEBANON.
    • Subspecies of lateralis: Bolton, 1995b: 97.
    • Junior synonym of piceus: Radchenko, 1997b: 706; Radchenko, 2016: 334.
    • Status as species: Seifert, 2019b: 22.

Taxonomic Notes

Seifert (2019) - This taxon has been described as Camponotus lateralis var. ebneri Finzi 1930 from the region of Beskinta to Dsebel Sanin in Lebanon. I examined the single type worker hosted in Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna. It is labeled ‘Beskinta – Sannin, Liban. 16.VIII.’28. R. Ebner Mus. Caes. Vind.’, ‘Type ! Camponotus lateralis var. ebneri n.v. det. Finzi 1929’, ‘ANTWEB CASENT0915596’. The specimen is not ‘ganz schwarz’ as Finzi stated: the lateral pronotum is reddish and meso- and metapleuron reddish black. The taxon appears closely related to Camponotus dalmaticus. The type specimen of C. ebneri is allocated to the C. dalmaticus cluster when run as wild-card in an LDA considering the complete character set and all other entities listed in Tab. 2 and Tab. 3. Yet, a synonymization with C. dalmaticus appears premature due to the apparently disjunct distribution and because the data of PrW/CS1.25 and nPr1.25 are outside the range known for C. dalmaticus (Tab. 3). It is hypothesized here to represent an allopatric sister species.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Finzi B. 1930. Hymenopteren aus Palästina und Syrien. (Zoologische Studienreise von R. Ebner 1928 mit Unterstützung der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien.) Formicidae. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abteilung I 139:22-24.
  • Seifert B. 2019. A taxonomic revision of the members of the Camponotus lateralis species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Europe, Asia Minor and Caucasia. Soil Organisms 91:7–32.