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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Paracolobopsis
Emery, 1920
Type species
Camponotus salvini

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Camponotus.


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

  • PARACOLOBOPSIS [junior synonym of Myrmaphaenus]
    • Paracolobopsis Emery, 1920b: 249 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Camponotus salvini, by original designation.
    • Paracolobopsis junior synonym of Myrmaphaenus: Emery, 1925b: 152.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 117, Paracolobopsis as junior synonym of Myrmaphaenus)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 249, Paracolobopsis as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 152, Paracolobopsis as junior synonym of Myrmaphaenus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 44, Paracolobopsis as junior synonym of Myrmaphaenus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 709, Paracolobopsis as subgenus of Camponotus)