Camponotus lignitus

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Camponotus lignitus
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. lignitus
Binomial name
Camponotus lignitus
(Germar, 1837)



This taxon was described from Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene) and is also known from Oeningen, Switzerland (Messinian, Late Miocene).



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

  • lignitus. †Formica lignitum Germar, 1837: pl. 19, fig. 19 (q.) GERMANY (Miocene?).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1867b: 51.
    • Status as species: Heer, 1850: 112; Giebel, 1856: 163; Heer, 1867: 7; Mayr, 1867b: 51; Scudder, 1891: 692, 702; Dalla Torre, 1893: 240; Handlirsch, 1907: 868; Bolton, 1995b: 108.