Colobopsis quadriceps

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Colobopsis quadriceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Colobopsis
Species: C. quadriceps
Binomial name
Colobopsis quadriceps
(Smith, F., 1859)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • angulata. Formica angulata Smith, F. 1859a: 139 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Junior synonym of quadriceps: Emery, 1896d: 375.
  • nitida. Formica nitida Smith, F. 1859a: 138 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica nitida Razoumowsky, 1789: 427.] Junior synonym of quadriceps: Mayr, 1863: 403.
  • quadriceps. Formica quadriceps Smith, F. 1859a: 137 (s.w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Mayr, 1862: 692 (q.); Karavaiev, 1929c: 243 (m.). Combination in Colobopsis: Mayr, 1862: 692; in Camponotus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 249; in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1914a: 272; in C. (Colobopsis): Emery, 1920b: 259. Combination in Colobopsis: Ward, et al., 2016: 350. Senior synonym of nitida: Mayr, 1863: 403; of angulata: Emery, 1896d: 375; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 453. Current subspecies: nominal plus convexior, curvata, nanula.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Formica angulata

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Aru.”

Formica quadriceps

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Aru.”

Formica nitida

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Holotype worker major in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. There is no locality label on the specimen (may have been lost) but Smith gives “Aru” in the original description. The specimen has both Smith and Donisthorpe det. labels.

Description

References

  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 249, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 453, Senior synonym of angulata)
  • 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 375, Senior synonym of angulata)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 259, Combination in C. (Colobopsis))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 272, Combination in C. (Myrmamblys))
  • Karavaiev, V. 1929e. Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. VI. Zb. Prats Zool. Muz. 7:235-248 [= Tr. Vseukr. Akad. Nauk Fiz.-Mat. Vidd. 13:233-246]. (page 243, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 692, queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 692, Combination in Colobopsis)
  • Mayr, G. 1863a. Formicidarum index synonymicus. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 13: 385-460 (page 403, Senior synonym of nitida)
  • Smith, F. 1859a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the islands of Aru and Key. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 3: 132-158 (page 137, soldier, worker described)
  • Ward, P.S., Blaimer, B.B., Fisher, B.L. 2016. A revised phylogenetic classification of the ant subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with resurrection of the genera Colobopsis and Dinomyrmex. Zootaxa 4072 (3): 343–357 (doi 10.11646/zootaxa.4072.3.4).