Camponotus tokunagai

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Camponotus tokunagai
Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene Fushun amber, Liaoning, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. tokunagai
Binomial name
Camponotus tokunagai
Naora, 1933

The taxonomic placement of C. tokunagai is highly doubtful. The author’s drawing of the wing not only does not correspond to Camponotus venation but is not comparable to any type of wing venation in ants. Additional study will be required to determine the correct treatment of this taxon (Perfilieva, 2022).



This taxon was described from Fushun amber, Liaoning, China (Ypresian, Early Eocene).




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

  • tokunagai. †Camponotus tokunagai Naora, 1933: 208, pl. 19, B1 (q.) FUSHUN AMBER (China: Liaoning, Eocene).
    • Status as species: Burnham, 1979: 116; Bolton, 1995b: 127.