Camponotus opaciceps

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Camponotus opaciceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. opaciceps
Binomial name
Camponotus opaciceps
Roger, 1863



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • opaciceps. Camponotus opaciceps Roger, 1863a: 141 (q.) BRAZIL (no state data).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Emery, 1925b: 108.
    • Junior synonym of esuriens: Emery, 1896d: 372.
    • Subspecies of abdominalis: Forel, 1897b: 297; Forel, 1901h: 70; Wheeler, W.M. 1905b: 133.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 4; Mayr, 1863: 459; Dalla Torre, 1893: 246; Forel, 1895b: 103; Emery, 1925b: 108; Borgmeier, 1927c: 150; Kempf, 1972a: 62; Brandão, 1991: 335; Bolton, 1995b: 115.
    • [Note: Hashmi, 1973: 122, comments that the status of opaciceps is uncertain.]



  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 372, Junior synonym of esuriens)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 108, Combination in C. (Myrmothrix))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 108, Revived status as species)
  • Forel, A. 1897b. Quelques Formicides de l'Antille de Grenada récoltés par M. H. H. Smith. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1897: 297-300 (page 297, Revived from synonymy as race of abdominalis)
  • Hashmi, A. A. 1973b. A revision of the Neotropical ant subgenus Myrmothrix of genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 16: 1-140 (page 122, Status uncertain)
  • Roger, J. 1863a. Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegebenen Beschreibungen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7: 131-214 (page 141, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).