Camponotus singularis

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Camponotus singularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. singularis
Binomial name
Camponotus singularis
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

This is a widely distributed, large-bodied Asian species.

Photo Gallery

  • Foraging worker from Thailand. Photo by Phil Hönle.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia.
Oriental Region: India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China.


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.

  • singularis. Formica singularis Smith, F. 1858b: 27 (w.) INDONESIA (Java).
    • Laciny, et al. 2016: 190 (q.).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3;
    • combination in C. (Myrmosphincta): Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 112;
    • combination in C. (Myrmosaulus): Emery, 1925b: 113.
    • Junior synonym of cinerascens: Dalla Torre, 1893: 224; Emery, 1895g: 355 (in text); Emery, 1895k: 479; Emery, 1896d: 373.
    • Junior synonym of camelinus: Bingham, 1903: 373; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 53 (error).
    • Subspecies of camelinus: Forel, 1892j: 232; Forel, 1905c: 26; Forel, 1907e: 19; Forel, 1909d: 229; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 112; Santschi, 1920h: 174.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 3; Mayr, 1867a: 39 (redescription); Smith, F. 1871a: 306; Mayr, 1872: 138; Forel, 1886f: 172; Emery, 1887a: 210; Emery, 1889b: 514; Emery, 1925b: 113; Wheeler, W.M. 1927b: 46; Karavaiev, 1929c: 237; Mukerjee, 1930: 159; Menozzi, 1939a: 317 (in key); Chapman & Capco, 1951: 238; Baltazar, 1966: 272; Brown, 1967a: 277; Collingwood, 1970: 381; Wang, C., Xiao & Wu, 1989a: 222 (in key); Wang, C. & Wu, 1994: 28 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 124; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 171; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005: 16; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 38; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 70; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 29; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 26; Jaitrong, Guénard, et al. 2016: 28; Laciny, et al. 2016: 186 (redescription).
    • Senior synonym of birmana: Brown, 1967a: 277; Bolton, 1995b: 124.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus rufomaculatus.
  • birmana. Cataglyphis birmana Collingwood, 1962: 227, figs. 8, 9 (w.) MYANMAR.
    • Junior synonym of singularis: Brown, 1967a: 277; Bolton, 1995b: 89.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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