Camponotus miserabilis

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Camponotus miserabilis
Temporal range: Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Camponotus miserabilis
Förster, 1891

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


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

  • miserabilis. †Camponotus miserabilis Förster, 1891: 430, pl. 13, fig. 4 (q.) GERMANY (Oligocene).
    • Status as species: Handlirsch, 1907: 867.
    • Junior synonym of †vehemens: Théobald, 1937b: 218; Bolton, 1995b: 111.


  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971b. Einige Homonymien in der Familie Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 44: 360-362 (page 362, Replacement name: proletaria)
  • Santschi, F. 1914d. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 8: 309-385 (page 379, soldier, worker described)
  • Förster, B. 1891. Die Insekten des "Plattigen Steinmergels" von Brunstatt. Abh. Geol. Spezialkt. Elsass-Lothringen 3: 333-594 (page 430, pl. 13, fig. 4 queen described)
  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 218, Junior synonym of vehemens)