Camponotus punctulatus minutior

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Camponotus punctulatus minutior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. punctulatus
Subspecies: C. punctulatus minutior
Trinomial name
Camponotus punctulatus minutior
Forel, 1886



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -10.06666667° to -31.632389°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.

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.


Association with Other Organisms

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  • This species is a host for the nematode Mermithidae (unspecified "Mermix") (a parasite) in Argentina (Wheeler, 1929; Laciny, 2021).



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

  • minutior. Camponotus punctulatus r. minutior Forel, 1886f: 173 (s.w.) ARGENTINA (no province data).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1913l: 249;
    • combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 79.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 243; Emery, 1903: 71; Emery, 1906c: 190; Santschi, 1912e: 534.
    • Junior synonym of punctulatus: Wheeler, W.M. 1929e: 104 (footnote).
    • Subspecies of tenuiscapus: Emery, 1888c: 366; Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 243, 254 (footnote); Emery, 1896d 375 (in list).
    • Subspecies of punctulatus: von Jhering, 1894: 376; Forel, 1913l: 249; Forel, 1914d: 288; Bruch, 1914: 229; Forel, 1915c: 363; Bruch, 1916: 351; Santschi, 1916e: 396; Santschi, 1920d: 386; Santschi, 1922c: 104; Emery, 1925b: 79; Borgmeier, 1927c: 146; Santschi, 1929d: 313; Santschi, 1939e: 325 (in key); Kusnezov, 1952d: 216; Kempf, 1972a: 71; Zolessi, et al. 1988: 7; Bolton, 1995b: 111.



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 243, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1888c [1887]. Formiche della provincia di Rio Grande do Sûl nel Brasile, raccolte dal dott. Hermann von Ihering. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 19: 352-366 (page 366, Race of tenuiscapus)
  • Emery, C. 1894h. [Untitled.]. Pp. 373-401 in: Ihering, H. von. Die Ameisen von Rio Grande do Sul. Berl. Entomol. Z. 39:321-447. (page 376, Race of punctulatus)
  • Emery, C. 1903. Intorno ad alcune specie di Camponotus dell'America Meridionale. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 7: 62-81 (page 71, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1906c [1905]. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XXVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 37: 107-194 (page 190, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 79, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1886h. Études myrmécologiques en 1886. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 30: 131-215 (page 173, soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1913m. Fourmis d'Argentine, du Brésil, du Guatémala & de Cuba reçues de M. M. Bruch, Prof. v. Ihering, Mlle Baez, M. Peper et M. Rovereto. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 49: 203-250 (page 249, Combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 71, Subspecies of punctulatus)
  • Santschi, F. 1922d. Camponotus néotropiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 62: 97-124 (page 104, Race of punctulatus)
  • Wheeler, W.M. 1929. A Camponotus mermithergate from Argentina. Psyche (Camb.) 36: 102-106 (page 104, Provisional synonym of punctulatus (footnote))