Camponotus gilviceps

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

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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.

  • ruficeps. Formica ruficeps Smith, F. 1857a: 54 (s.w.) BORNEO. [Junior primary homonym of ruficeps Fabricius, above.] Replacement name: gilviceps Roger, 1863b: 3.
  • gilviceps. Camponotus gilviceps Roger, 1863b: 3. Replacement name for Formica ruficeps Smith, F. 1857a: 54. [Junior primary homonym of Formica ruficeps Fabricius, 1804: 404.] Forel, 1886f: 171 (q.). Combination in C. (Myrmotarsus): Emery, 1925b: 135. Junior synonym of mistura: Emery, 1925b: 135. Revived from synonymy: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 443. Senior synonym of smithi (unnecessary second replacement name for ruficeps Smith, F.): Bolton, 1995b: 102.
  • smithi. Camponotus (Myrmotarsus) smithi Donisthorpe, 1932c: 443. Unnecessary (second) replacement name for ruficeps Smith, F. 1857a: 54 (junior homonym) and hence junior synonym of gilviceps Roger, 1863b: 3, the first replacement name: Bolton, 1995b: 124.

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

Formica ruficeps

Two worker syntypes (one major, one minor) in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR. 19”



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 102, Senior synonym of smithi (unnecessary second replacement name for ruficeps Smith, F.), catalogue)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 443, Revived from synonymy)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 135, Combination in C. (Myrmotarsus), and junior synonym of mistura)
  • Forel, A. 1886g. Expériences et remarques critiques sur les sensations des insectes. Deuxième partie. Nouvelles et anciennes expériences. (Suite). Recl. Zool. Suisse 4: 145-240 (page 171, queen described)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 3, Replacement name for Formica ruficeps)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 54, [Junior primary homonym of Formica ruficeps Fabricius, 1804: 404.] )