Camponotus igneus

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Camponotus igneus
Temporal range: Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Camponotus igneus
Mayr, 1868

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Camponotus mengei.

Nomenclature

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

  • igneus. †Camponotus igneus Mayr, 1868c: 28, pl. 1, figs. 9, 10 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Junior synonym of †mengei: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 138.

References

  • Mayr, G. 1868c. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitr. Naturkd. Preuss. 1: 1-102 (page 28, pl. 1, figs. 9, 10 worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 138, Junior synonym of mengei)