Camponotus mengei

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Camponotus mengei
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. mengei
Binomial name
Camponotus mengei
Mayr, 1868
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene), Danish-Scandinavian amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • mengei. †Camponotus mengei Mayr, 1868b: 27, pl. 1, figs. 1, 8 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1877: 20 (in list); Scudder, 1891: 692; Dalla Torre, 1893: 242; André, 1895b: 82 (in list); Handlirsch, 1907: 867; Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 138; Théobald, 1937b: 217; Burnham, 1979: 115; Keilbach, 1982: 280; Bolton, 1995b: 111; Dlussky & Perkovsky, 2002: 11; Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009: 1030; Perkovsky, 2016: 114.
    • Senior synonym of †igneus: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 138; Théobald, 1937b: 217; Bolton, 1995b: 111; Dlussky & Perkovsky, 2002: 11.
  • igneus. †Camponotus igneus Mayr, 1868b: 28, pl. 1, figs. 9, 10 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 692; Dalla Torre, 1893: 235; André, 1895b: 82 (in list); Emery, 1905b: 189; Handlirsch, 1907: 867.
    • Junior synonym of †mengei: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 138; Théobald, 1937b: 217; Bolton, 1995b: 104; Dlussky & Perkovsky, 2002: 11.

Description

References

  • Mayr, G. 1868c. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitr. Naturkd. Preuss. 1: 1-102 (page 27, pl. 1, figs. 1, 8 worker described)
  • Perkovsky, E.E. 2016. Tropical and Holoarctic ants in late Eocene ambers. Vestnik zoologii, 50(2): 111–122 (DOI 10.1515/vzoo-2016-0014).
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 138, Senior synonym of igneus)
  • igneus. †Camponotus igneus Mayr, 1868b: 28, pl. 1, figs. 9, 10 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 692; Dalla Torre, 1893: 235; André, 1895b: 82 (in list); Emery, 1905b: 189; Handlirsch, 1907: 867.
    • Junior synonym of †mengei: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 138; Théobald, 1937b: 217; Bolton, 1995b: 104; Dlussky & Perkovsky, 2002: 11.