Camponotus rectithorax

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Camponotus rectithorax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. rectithorax
Binomial name
Camponotus rectithorax
Forel, 1895

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Guatemala, Mexico (type locality), Nicaragua.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • nitida. Camponotus (Formica) nitida Norton, 1868c: 2 (w.) MEXICO. [Formica nitida Norton, 1868a: 60. Nomen nudum.] [Junior secondary homonym of Formica nitida Smith, F. 1859a: 138.] Replacement name: rectithorax Forel, 1895a: 44.
  • rectithorax. Camponotus montivagus r. rectithorax Forel, 1895a: 44 (w.) MEXICO. Replacement name for Camponotus nitida Norton, 1868c: 2. [Junior secondary homonym of Formica nitida Smith, F. 1859a: 138.] Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1925b: 118. Raised to species: Mackay & Mackay, 1997b: 331.



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 118, Combination in C. (Myrmentoma))
  • Forel, A. 1895a. Nouvelles fourmis de diverses provenances, surtout d'Australie. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 39: 41-49 (page 44, worker described)
  • MacKay, W. P.; MacKay, E. E. 1997b. A revision of the Neotropical ants of the montivagus species complex, genus Camponotus, subgenus Myrmentoma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 30: 319-334 (page 331, Raised to species)
  • Norton, E. 1868c. Description of Mexican ants noticed in the American Naturalist, April, 1868. Proc. Essex Inst. (Commun.) 6: 1-10 (page 2, Replacement name for Camponotus nitida)