Camponotus natalensis corvus

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Camponotus natalensis corvus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. natalensis
Subspecies: C. natalensis corvus
Trinomial name
Camponotus natalensis corvus
Forel, 1879

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • corvus. Camponotus natalensis r. corvus Forel, 1879a: 79 (s.w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 103.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 227.
    • Subspecies of natalensis: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 244 (footnote); Emery, 1895h: 51; Emery, 1896d: 373 (in list); Arnold, 1922: 654; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 960; Emery, 1925b: 103; Bolton, 1995b: 94.



  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 654, subspecies of natalensis)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 94, catalogue)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 227, raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 51, subspecies of natalensis)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 103, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1879a. Études myrmécologiques en 1879 (deuxième partie [1re partie en 1878]). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 16: 53-128 (page 79, soldier, worker, queen, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 960, subspecies of natalensis)