Camponotus macrocephalus

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Camponotus macrocephalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. macrocephalus
Binomial name
Camponotus macrocephalus
Emery, 1894

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay, Peru.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • macrocephalus. Camponotus macrocephalus Emery, 1894c: 169 (s.) BRAZIL.
    • Emery, 1920c: 36 (q.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1912i: 90;
    • combination in C. (Pseudocolobopsis): Emery, 1920b: 259.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1896d 375; Kempf, 1968b: 408; Bolton, 1995b: 109.
    • Senior synonym of geralensis, luederwaldti: Kempf, 1968b: 408.
  • geralensis. Camponotus (Pseudocolobopsis) macrocephalus subsp. geralensis Emery, 1920c: 36 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL.
    • Subspecies of macrocephalus: Santschi, 1939e: 329.
    • Junior synonym of macrocephalus: Kempf, 1968b: 408; Bolton, 1995b: 101.
    • [Note: geralensis was proposed as a replacement name for Camponotus macrocephalus Emery, 1894c: 169, by Shattuck & McArthur, 1995: 122, as both this name and Formica macrocephala Erichson, 1842: 259, were at that time together in Camponotus, and the junior name was a secondary homonym. As the two names now occupy different genera, the replacement name is redundant.]
  • luederwaldti. Camponotus (Pseudocolobopsis) luederwaldti Santschi, 1922c: 118 (s.w.) BRAZIL.
    • Junior synonym of macrocephalus: Kempf, 1968b: 408.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 169, First available replacement name for macrocephalus)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 36, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1968b. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants. IV. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 11: 369-415 (page 408, Junior synonym of macrocephalus Emery)
  • Shattuck, S. O.; McArthur, A. J. 1995. Generic placements of Australian ants described by W. F. Erichson (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 34: 121-123 (page 122, Raised to species, and senior synonym of luederwaldti)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1894. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 26: 137-241.
  • Emery C. 1920. Studi sui Camponotus. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 52: 3-48.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Kempf W. W. 1968. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants. IV. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Studia Entomologica 11: 369-415.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Kusnezov N. 1952. El género Camponotus en la Argentina (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Zoologica Lilloana 12: 183-252.
  • Rosa da Silva R. 1999. Formigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) do oeste de Santa Catarina: historico das coletas e lista atualizada das especies do Estado de Santa Catarina. Biotemas 12(2): 75-100.
  • Santschi F. 1922. Camponotus néotropiques. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 62: 97-124.
  • Santschi F. 1939. Études et descriptions de fourmis néotropiques. Revista de Entomologia (Rio de Janeiro). 10: 312-330.
  • Ulyssea M.A., C. E. Cereto, F. B. Rosumek, R. R. Silva, and B. C. Lopes. 2011. Updated list of ant species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) recorded in Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil, with a discussion of research advances and priorities. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 55(4): 603-–611.
  • Vittar, F. 2008. Hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de la Mesopotamia Argentina. INSUGEO Miscelania 17(2):447-466
  • Wild, A. L.. "A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Zootaxa 1622 (2007): 1-55.