Camponotus fuscipennis

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Camponotus fuscipennis
Temporal range: Late Eocene
Florissant, Colorado, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. fuscipennis
Binomial name
Camponotus fuscipennis
Carpenter, 1930



This taxon was described from Florissant, Colorado, United States (Late Eocene).



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

  • fuscipennis. †Camponotus fuscipennis Carpenter, 1930: 59, pl. 5, fig. 4; pl. 11, fig. 6 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 101.
    • Senior synonym of *carpenteri: new synonymy, unpublished.
    • [Note: *Camponotus carpenteri Özdikmen, 2010a: 525, is an unnecessary replacement name; hence an automatic junior synonym of *fuscipennis.]
  • †carpenteri. †Camponotus carpenteri Özdikmen, 2010a: 525.
    • Unnecessary replacement name for *Camponotus fuscipennis Carpenter, 1930: 59; hence junior synonym of *fuscipennis: new synonymy, unpublished.
    • [Note: *fuscipennis Carpenter is not a junior homonym; hence *carpenteri is automatically a junior synonym of *fuscipennis).]



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  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 216, worker, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 136, fig. 56 queen described)