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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • palaeopterus. †Shanwangella palaeoptera Zhang, J. 1989: 308, pl. 79, figs. 4-6, fig. 307 (q.) CHINA (Shandong, 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)