Camponotus propinquus

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Camponotus propinquus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. propinquus
Binomial name
Camponotus propinquus
Mayr, 1887

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia.

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.

  • propinquus. Camponotus propinquus Mayr, 1887: 517 (w.) BRAZIL. Kusnezov, 1952d: 194 (s.q.). Combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1914a: 272; in C. (Myrmobrachys): Emery, 1920c: 46. Senior synonym of paris: Kempf, 1960f: 461. Current subspecies: nominal plus baretoi.
  • paris. Camponotus paris Forel, 1912i: 80 (s.) BRAZIL. Combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1914a: 272; in C. (Myrmobrachys): Emery, 1925b: 165. Junior synonym of propinquus: Kempf, 1960f: 461.



  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 46, Combination in C. (Myrmobrachys))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 272, Combination in C. (Myrmamblys))
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960f. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 417-466 (page 461, Senior synonym of paris)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1952f [1951]. El género Camponotus en la Argentina (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Zool. Lilloana 12: 183-252 (page 194, soldier, queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 517, worker described)