Camponotus thraso

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Camponotus thraso
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. thraso
Binomial name
Camponotus thraso
Forel, 1893

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -25.1° to -25.15488°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • thraso. Camponotus maculatus r. thraso Forel, 1893b: 432 (w.) SRI LANKA.
    • Imai et al. 1984: 9 (k.).
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 92.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Emery, 1901f: 121.
    • Status as species: Bingham, 1903: 356; Emery, 1920c: 9 (in key); Emery, 1925b: 92; Santschi, 1926b: 251; Menozzi, 1931a: 155; Finzi, 1939a: 160; Donisthorpe, 1943b: 203; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 251; Bolton, 1995b: 127; Tiwari, 1999: 72; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 122; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 26.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus agricola, assabensis, diogenes, montinanus, nefasitensis, negus.

Description

Karyotype

  • 2n = 40, karyotype = 40A (India) (Imai et al., 1984).

References

  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 356, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 92, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1893c. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part II. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7: 430-439 (page 432, worker described)
  • Imai, H. T.; Baroni Urbani, C.; Kubota, M.; Sharma, G. P.; Narasimhanna, M. H.; Das, B. C.; 1984. Karyological survey of Indian ants. Jpn. J. Genet. 59: 1-32 (page 9, karyotype described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1931a. Spedizione del Barone Raimondo Franchetti in Dancalia. Hymenoptera Formicidae. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 55: 154-156 (page 155, Raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Dias R. K. S. 2002. Current knowledge on ants of Sri Lanka. ANeT Newsletter 4: 17- 21.
  • Dias R. K. S. 2006. Current taxonomic status of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. The Fauna of Sri Lanka: 43-52. Bambaradeniya, C.N.B. (Editor), 2006. Fauna of Sri Lanka: Status of Taxonomy, Research and Conservation. The World Conservation Union, Colombo, Sri Lanka & Government of Sri Lanka. viii + 308pp.
  • Dias R. K. S., K. R. K. A. Kosgamage, and H. A. W. S. Peiris. 2012. The Taxonomy and Conservation Status of Ants (Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. In: The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka; Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Weerakoon, D.K. & S. Wijesundara Eds., Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. p11-19.
  • Emery C. 1901. Ameisen gesammelt in Ceylon von Dr. W. Horn 1899. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1901: 113-122.
  • Forel A. 1893. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part II. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7: 430-439.
  • Tiwari R. N. 1999. Taxonomic studies on ants of southern India (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Memoirs of the Zoological Survey of India 18(4): 1-96.
  • Tiwari, R.N. 1999. Taxonomic studies on ants of southern India (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Memoirs of the Zoological Survey of India 18(4):1-96