Camponotus oasium

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

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Subspecies
Synonyms

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Khalili-Moghadam et al. (2019) examined specimens similar to the C. oasium morphotype from Fars province in Iran, but their conspecificity with true C. oasium is uncertain.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mali, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Algeria (type locality), Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Oman, Turkey, Turkmenistan.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • oasium. Camponotus rubripes r. oasium Forel, 1890a: lxv (s.w.q.) ALGERIA.
    • Forel, 1902a: 158 (m.).
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1905d: 40 (fig. caption); Forel, 1907a: 30; Forel, 1907e: 16; Emery, 1908a: 194; Forel, 1909e: 389; Karavaiev, 1910b: 9; Santschi, 1910f: 234; Karavaiev, 1912a: 21; Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916: 173; Stitz, 1917: 351; Emery, 1920c: 6; Emery, 1924a: 8; Emery, 1925b: 99; Menozzi, 1927g: 380; Santschi, 1929g 165; Menozzi, 1932e: 453; Santschi, 1934f: 172; Santschi, 1939d: 78; Finzi, 1940: 163.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1891b: 18; Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 241 (footnote), 245; Forel, 1894d: 5; Forel, 1895d: 232; Emery, 1896d: 371 (in list); Forel, 1902a: 158; Forel, 1903b: 457; Forel, 1904b: 379; Forel, 1904c: 12; Ruzsky, 1923: 2.
    • Subspecies of compressus: Menozzi, 1934: 156.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 245; Collingwood, 1961a: 75; Collingwood, 1985: 282; Bolton, 1995b: 114; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 374; Radchenko, 1996b: 1202 (in key). Radchenko, 1997d: 809; Tohmé & Tohmé, 2000: 387 (redescription); Mohamed, Zalat, et al. 2001: 43; Paknia, et al. 2008: 153; Collingwood, et al. 2011: 451; Karaman, C. & Aktaç, 2013: 53 (in key); Borowiec, L. 2014: 38; Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, 2014: 138.
    • Senior synonym of bactrianus: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.
    • Senior synonym of ruzskyellus: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus ninivae.
  • bactrianus. Camponotus bactrianus Pisarski, 1967: 411, figs. 77-81 (s.w.q.) AFGHANISTAN.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Pisarski, 1970: 322.
    • Status as species: Pisarski, 1970: 322; Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 129; Bolton, 1995b: 87; Radchenko, 1996b: 1202 (in key).
    • Junior synonym of oasium: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.
  • ruzskyellus. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus r. ruzskyellus Forel, 1922: 98 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 104.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925b: 104; Bolton, 1995b: 121.
    • Junior synonym of oasium: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.

Description

References

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