Camponotus ovaticeps

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Camponotus ovaticeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. ovaticeps
Binomial name
Camponotus ovaticeps
(Spinola, 1851)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Chile (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ovaticeps. Formica ovaticeps Spinola, 1851a: 238 (w.) CHILE. Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 5; in C. (Myrmoturba): Bruch, 1914: 230; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 78. Subspecies of chilensis: Emery, 1895d: 214; Kempf, 1972a: 66. Revived status as species: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 122.



  • Bruch, C. 1914. Catálogo sistemático de los formícidos argentinos. Rev. Mus. La Plata 19: 211-234 (page 230, Combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Emery, C. 1895e [1894]. Note sur les fourmis du Chili avec descriptions de deux espèces nouvelles. Actes Soc. Sci. Chili 4: 213-216 (page 214, Variety of chilensis)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 78, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 66, Variety of chilensis)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 5, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 122, Revived status as species)
  • Spinola, M. 1851a. Insectos. Orden 7. Himenopteros. Pp. 153-569 in: Gay, C. Historia fisica y politica de Chile. Zoologia. Tomo 6. Paris: Maulde & Renon, 572 pp. (page 238, worker described)