Camponotus fervidus

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Camponotus fervidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. fervidus
Binomial name
Camponotus fervidus
Donisthorpe, 1943

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • fervens. Formica fervens Smith, F. 1857a: 55 (w.) BORNEO. [Junior primary homonym of Formica fervens Drury, 1782: 58 (now in Atta).] Replacement name: fervidus Donisthorpe, 1943e: 116. Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3; in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1914a: 267.
  • fervidus. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fervidus Donisthorpe, 1943e: 116. Replacement name for fervens Smith, above. [Junior primary homonym of fervens Drury, 1782: 58.]

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Formica fervens

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR 34.” A second specimen, also from “SAR,” is present, labelled as fervens.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 99, catalogue)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943f. Myrmecological gleanings. Proc. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. Ser. B 12: 115-116 (page 116, replacement name for fervens Smith.)
  • Drury, D. 1782. Illustrations of natural history. Wherein are exhibited upwards of two hundred figures of exotic insects. Vol. 3. London: B. White, xxvi + 76 pp. (page 58, junior primary homonym of fervens)