Camponotus mucronatus

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Camponotus mucronatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. mucronatus
Binomial name
Camponotus mucronatus
Emery, 1890

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Specimen labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 22.00083333° to -19.6°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica (type locality), Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.


Flight Period

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Source: Kaspari et al., 2001.


Images from AntWeb

Camponotus mucronatus inbiocri002281066 head 1.jpgCamponotus mucronatus inbiocri002281066 profile 1.jpgCamponotus mucronatus inbiocri002281066 dorsal 1.jpgCamponotus mucronatus inbiocri002281066 label 1.jpg
Worker. Specimen code inbiocri002281066. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by JTLC.


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

  • mucronatus. Camponotus mucronatus Emery, 1890b: 58 (s.w.) COSTA RICA.
    • [Also described as new by Emery, 1894k: 63.]
    • Combination in C. (Myrmorhachis): Forel, 1914a: 274;
    • combination in C. (Myrmocladoecus): Emery, 1925b: 167; Wheeler, W.M. 1934e: 424.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 243; Emery, 1894k: 63; Emery, 1896d: 377 (in list); Forel, 1899c: 145; Emery, 1925b: 167; Wheeler, W.M. 1934e: 424; Wheeler, W.M. 1934g: 226; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 259; Kempf, 1972a: 55; Bolton, 1995b: 112; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012: 256; Mackay & Mackay, 2019: 763.
    • Senior synonym of tridentanodus: Dubovikoff & Coronado-Blanco, 2017: 1329.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus formaster, hirsutinasus.
  • tridentanodus. Dolichoderus tridentanodus Ortega-De Santiago & Vásquez-Bolaños, 2012: 1005, figs. 1-3 (w.) MEXICO (Jalisco, Nayarit, San Luis Potosi).
    • Junior synonym of mucronatus: Dubovikoff & Coronado-Blanco, 2017: 1329.

Type Material

Deposition of Dolichoderus tridentanodus types

  • Holotype and 8 paratypes: Collection Entomological Studies Center in Zoology University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 1 paratype: Ant collection of the Laboratory of Ecology and Systematics, Microarthropods, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Querétaro, Mexico
  • 1 paratype: Insect Collection of the Institute of Ecology, A. C., Veracruz, Mexico
  • 1 paratype: Collection ants of William and Emma Mackay, Texas, United States of America


Ortega-De Santiago and Vásquez-Bolaños, 2012.
Ortega-De Santiago and Vásquez-Bolaños, 2012.
Ortega-De Santiago and Vásquez-Bolaños, 2012.
Ortega-De Santiago and Vásquez-Bolaños, 2012.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Adams B. J., S. A. Schnitzer, and S. P. Yanoviak. 2019. Connectivity explains local ant community structure in a Neotropical forest canopy: a large-scale experimental approach. Ecology 100(6): e02673.
  • Branstetter M. G. and L. Sáenz. 2012. Las hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de Guatemala. Pp. 221-268 in: Cano E. B. and J. C. Schuster. (eds.) 2012. Biodiversidad de Guatemala. Volumen 2. Guatemala: Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, iv + 328 pp
  • Castano-Meneses, G., M. Vasquez-Bolanos, J. L. Navarrete-Heredia, G. A. Quiroz-Rocha, and I. Alcala-Martinez. 2015. Avances de Formicidae de Mexico. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
  • Cisnesros-Caballero A., and M. Vasquez-Bolanos. 2013. La Colección de hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) del Centro de Estudios en Zoología de la Universidad de Guadalajara (CZUG). In Formicidae de Mexico (eds. M. Vasquez-Bolanos, G. Castano-Meneses, A. Cisneros-Caballero, G. A. Quiroz-Rocha, and J. L. Navarrete-Heredia) p 57-66.
  • Dattilo W. et al. 2019. MEXICO ANTS: incidence and abundance along the Nearctic-Neotropical interface. Ecology
  • Emery C. 1890. Studii sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 22: 38-8
  • Emery C. 1894. Estudios sobre las hormigas de Costa Rica. Anales del Museo Nacional de Costa Rica 1888-1889: 45-64.
  • Gove, A. D., J. D. Majer, and V. Rico-Gray. 2009. Ant assemblages in isolated trees are more sensitive to species loss and replacement than their woodland counterparts. Basic and Applied Ecology 10: 187-195.
  • INBio Collection (via Gbif)
  • Longino J. T. 2013. Ants of Honduras. Consulted on 18 Jan 2013.
  • Longino J. T. 2013. Ants of Nicargua. Consulted on 18 Jan 2013.
  • Longino J. et al. ADMAC project. Accessed on March 24th 2017 at
  • Longino, J.T. 2010. Personal Communication. Longino Collection Database
  • Maes, J.-M. and W.P. MacKay. 1993. Catalogo de las hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de Nicaragua. Revista Nicaraguense de Entomologia 23.
  • Mirmecofauna de la reserva ecologica de San Felipe Bacalar
  • Ortega-De Santiago J. L., and M. Vásquez-Bolaños. 2012. Especie nueva de Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco y nuevos registros para México. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 83: 1004-1008.
  • Rico-Gray,V., J.G. Garcia-Franco, M. Palacios-Rios, C. Diaz-Castelazo, V. Parra-Tabla and J.A. Navarro. 1998. Geographical and Seasonal Variation in the Richness of Ant-Plant Interactions in Mexico. Biotropica 30(2):190-200.