Camponotus fumidus

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Camponotus fumidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. fumidus
Binomial name
Camponotus fumidus
Roger, 1863

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 33.44833° to -32.9324°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Venezuela (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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Lectotype of Camponotus fumidus toltecusWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0909993. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Syntype of Camponotus fumidus fraterculusWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0911944. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.
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Syntype of Camponotus fumidus haytianusWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0911945. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.
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Syntype of Camponotus fumidus haytianusWorker. Specimen code casent0911946. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


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

  • fumidus. Camponotus fumidus Roger, 1863a: 151 (s.) VENEZUELA.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1914a: 267;
    • combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 80.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 5; Mayr, 1863: 458; Mayr, 1886d: 422; Cresson, 1887: 255; Dalla Torre, 1893: 232; Pergande, 1893: 28; Emery, 1896d: 372 (in list); Wheeler, W.M. 1905b: 134; Wheeler, W.M. 1910d: 312; Forel, 1912i: 74; Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914: 51; Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 561; Emery, 1925b: 80; Creighton, 1950a: 376; Kempf, 1972a: 67; Bolton, 1995b: 101.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus dominicensis, fraterculus, haytianus, illitus, imbecillus, soulouquei, toltecus.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Dattilo W. et al. 2019. MEXICO ANTS: incidence and abundance along the Nearctic-Neotropical interface. Ecology
  • Emery C. 1886. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna 5: 363-382
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Field Museum Collection, Chicago, Illinois (C. Moreau)
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Wheeler W. M. 1905. The ants of the Bahamas, with a list of the known West Indian species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21: 79-135.