Camponotus mitis

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Camponotus mitis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. mitis
Binomial name
Camponotus mitis
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • mitis. Formica mitis Smith, F. 1858b: 20 (w.) SRI LANKA.
    • Karavaiev, 1929c: 237 (q.m.); Imai, et al. 1984: 9 (k.).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3;
    • combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1913k: 125;
    • combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 96.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1920c: 7.
    • Subspecies of rubripes: Forel, 1886f: 143; Emery, 1889b: 510.
    • Subspecies of sylvaticus: Emery, 1887a: 213.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Forel, 1892j: 242; Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 241 (footnote), 243; Emery, 1893e: 196; Emery, 1893f: 251; Emery, 1895k: 477; Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Mayr, 1897: 432; Emery, 1897d: 574; Forel, 1899a: 122; Emery, 1900d: 702; Emery, 1901f: 121; Emery, 1901g: 568; Forel, 1903d: 408; Forel, 1907e: 19; Forel, 1908a: 6; Forel, 1909e: 397; Wheeler, W.M. 1909c: 272; Forel, 1911d: 382; Forel, 1911i: 227; Forel, 1912a: 75; Forel, 1913e: 664; Forel, 1913f: 200; Forel, 1913k: 125; Viehmeyer, 1916a: 156; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 249; Baltazar, 1966: 274.
    • Subspecies of variegatus: Santschi, 1920h: 173; Santschi, 1924c: 114; Emery, 1925b: 96; Wheeler, W.M. 1927d: 10; Wheeler, W.M. 1927h: 101; Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 32; Karavaiev, 1929c: 237; Wheeler, W.M. 1929f: 9; Karavaiev, 1930a: 213; Wheeler, W.M. 1930h: 76; Karavaiev, 1933a: 316; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 252.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 417; Roger, 1863b: 3; Motschoulsky, 1863: 11; Smith, F. 1871a: 304; Mayr, 1879: 646; Mayr, 1886c: 354; Dalla Torre, 1893: 243; Rothney, 1903: 99; Bingham, 1903: 355; Emery, 1920b: 255; Mukerjee, 1930: 158; Mukerjee, 1934: 10; Collingwood, 1962: 229; Wang, C., Xiao & Wu, 1989a: 224 (in key); Zhang, J. 1989: 304; Wang, C. & Wu, 1994: 31 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 112; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 181; Tiwari, 1999: 72; Zhou, 2001b: 210; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 92; Mohanraj, et al. 2010: 6; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 69; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 29; Bharti & Wachkoo, 2014a: 8 (in key); Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 25.
    • Senior synonym of ventralis: Mayr, 1886c: 354; Forel, 1886f: 143; Forel, 1892j: 242; Dalla Torre, 1893: 243; Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Bingham, 1903: 355; Tiwari, 1999: 72; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 92.
  • ventralis. Formica ventralis Smith, F. 1858b: 20 (q.) SRI LANKA.
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 422; Roger, 1863b: 3; Smith, F. 1871a: 304.
    • Junior synonym of bacchus: Mayr, 1865: 27; Mayr, 1886c: 354; Emery, 1925b: 96 (error); Bolton, 1995b: 129 (error).
    • Junior synonym of mitis: Mayr, 1886c: 354; Forel, 1886f: 143; Forel, 1892j: 242; Dalla Torre, 1893: 243; Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Bingham, 1903: 355; Tiwari, 1999: 72; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 92.

Description

Karyotype

  • 2n = 20, karyotype = 20M (India) (Imai et al., 1984).

References

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