Camponotus samius

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Camponotus samius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. samius
Binomial name
Camponotus samius
Forel, 1889

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Palaearctic Region: Bulgaria, Greece (type locality), Turkey.

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

  • samius. Camponotus rubripes r. samius Forel, 1889: 262 (s.w.) GREECE. Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 100. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 251. Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1896d: 370; Emery, 1905d: 35; Forel, 1906c: 187. Revived status as species: Emery, 1920c: 6; Emery, 1925b: 100; Finzi, 1930d: 318. Senior synonym of spagnolinii and material of the unavailable name bosphoricus referred here: Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 219..
  • spagnolinii. Camponotus samius var. spagnolinii Emery, 1920c: 6 (w.) TURKEY. [First available use of Camponotus maculatus subsp. samius var. spagnolinii Emery, 1905d: 36; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of samius: Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 219.



  • Atanassov, N.; Dlussky, G. M. 1992. Fauna of Bulgaria. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Fauna Bûlg. 22: 1-310 (page 219, Senior synonym of spagnolinii, and material of the unavailable name bosphoricus referred here.)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 251, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 370, Subspecies of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1905g. Le forme paleartiche del Camponotus maculatus F. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 9: 27-44 (page 35, Subspecies of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 6, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 100, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex), Revived status as species)
  • Finzi, B. 1930d. Zoologische Forschungsreise nach den Jonischen Inseln und dem Peloponnes. XII. Teil. Die Ameisen der Jonischen Inseln. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. Abt. I 139: 309-319 (page 318, Revived status as species)
  • Forel, A. 1889 [1888]. Ameisen aus den Sporaden, den Cykladen und Griechenland, gesammelt 1887 von Herrn von Oertzen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 32: 255-265 (page 262, soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1906c. Fourmis d'Asie mineure et de la Dobrudscha récoltées par M. le Dr. Oscar Vogt et Mme Cécile Vogt, Dr. méd. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 50: 187-190 (page 187, Subspecies of maculatus)