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
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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 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.
  • mengei. †Camponotus mengei Mayr, 1868c: 27, pl. 1, figs. 1, 8 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Senior synonym of †igneus: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 138.

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