Camponotus rectangularis aulicus

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Camponotus rectangularis aulicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. rectangularis
Subspecies: C. rectangularis aulicus
Trinomial name
Camponotus rectangularis aulicus
Wheeler, W.M., 1933



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 21.517° to 21.517°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Guatemala (type locality), Mexico.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • aulicus. Camponotus (Myrmocladoecus) rectangularis var. aulicus Wheeler, W.M. 1933a: 64 (s.w.) GUATEMALA.
    • Type-material: 16 syntype major and minor workers.
    • Type-locality: Guatemala: Zacapa, 13.xii.1911 (W.M. Wheeler).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, W.M. 1934g: 222; Kempf, 1972a: 56.
    • Subspecies of rectangularis: Wheeler, W.M. 1934f: 141; Wheeler, W.M. 1935g: 45; Bolton, 1995b: 87.
    • Distribution: Guatemala.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Major and minor. Resembling rubroniger, but the head, thorax and petiole are of a more vivid red, the base of the first gastric segment of the same color and each gastric segment reddish posteriorly, with the extreme border golden yellow. Appendages, especially the tibiae and tarsi, somewhat darker red than the head and thorax; cheeks, clypeus and mandibles more yellowish, the funiculi beyond the first joint blackish as in the other forms of the species. Dorsal surface of gaster with the same short pubescence and pile as in the typical rectangularis and the var. rubroniger.

Type Material

Described from sixteen specimens, taken from a hollow twig at Zacapa, Guatemala, Dec. 13, 1911. Type in author's collection.


  • Wheeler, W. M. 1933a. The Templeton Crocker Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences, 1932. No. 6. Formicidae of the Templeton Crocker Expedition. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (4) 21: 57-64 (page 64, soldier, worker described)