Camponotus rubripes

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Camponotus rubripes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. rubripes
Binomial name
Camponotus rubripes
(Latreille, 1802)

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Sierra Leone (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • rubripes. Formica rubripes Latreille, 1802c: 112 (w.) SIERRA LEONE.
    • Combination in Camponotus: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 222.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 104.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Forel, 1891b: 23.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1858b: 32; Mayr, 1863: 401; Emery, 1891b: 17; Emery, 1896d: 370, 377 (in list); Emery, 1925b: 104; Bolton, 1995b: 121; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 205.
    • Material of the unavailable name barbarus Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893, referred here.
    • [Note: rubripes was the name applied by Latreille to the ant earlier misidentified as Formica barbara Linnaeus, by Drury, 1773: 72. Latreille, 1802c: 112, stresses that, “La fourmi de Barbarie de Linnée........est très différente”. See entry ‘Formica rubripes Drury, 1770’, sensu Forel, 1886f: 143.]

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1891c. Exploration scientifique de la Tunisie. Zoologie. - Hyménoptères. Révision critique des fourmis de la Tunisie. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, iii + 21 pp. (page 17, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 104, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1886h. Études myrmécologiques en 1886. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 30: 131-215 (page 143, Revived from synonymy)
  • Latreille, P. A. 1802b. Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Crustacés et des insectes. Tome 3. Familles naturelles des genres. Paris: F. Dufart, xii + 467 pp. (page 112, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 27, Junior synonym of maculatus)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 2, Combination in Camponotus)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Forel A. 1886. Études myrmécologiques en 1886.. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 30: 131-215.
  • Garcia F.H., Wiesel E. and Fischer G. 2013.The Ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Faunal Overview, First Species Checklist, Bibliography, Accounts for All Genera, and Discussion on Taxonomy and Zoogeography. Journal of East African Natural History, 101(2): 127-222