Camponotus palaeopterus

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Camponotus palaeopterus
Temporal range: Early Miocene
Shanwang, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. palaeopterus
Binomial name
Camponotus palaeopterus
(Zhang, J., 1989)



This taxon was described from Shanwang, China (Early Miocene).




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

  • palaeopterus. †Shanwangella palaeoptera Zhang, 1989: 308, fig. 307 (q.) CHINA (Miocene). Combination in Camponotus: Hong & Wu, 2000: 19.



  • Hong, Y.; Wu, J. 2000. The emendation of Shanwangella palaeoptera Zhang and its concerned problems. Geoscience (Beijing) 14: 15-20 (page 19, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Zhang, J. 1989. Fossil insects from Shanwang, Shandong, China. Jinan, China: Shandong Science and Technology Publishing House, 459 pp. (page 308, fig. 307 queen described)