Camponotus belligerus

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Camponotus belligerus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. belligerus
Binomial name
Camponotus belligerus
Santschi, 1920

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -23.96667° to -23.96667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Namibia (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.



Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Camponotus belligerusWorker. Specimen code casent0911707. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


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

  • belligerus. Camponotus belligerum Santschi, 1920d: 384, fig. 15 (s.w.) NAMIBIA.
    • Combination in C. (Camponotus): Arnold, 1922: 615;
    • combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 949;
    • combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Emery, 1925b: 140;
    • combination in C. (Myrmespera): Santschi, 1926b: 248.
    • Status as species: Arnold, 1922: 615; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 949; Emery, 1925b: 140; Santschi, 1926c: 604; Bolton, 1995b: 88.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 88, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 140, combination in C. (Myrmamblys))
  • Santschi, F. 1920d [1919]. Formicides africains et américains nouveaux. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 88: 361-390 (page 384, fig. 15 soldier, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1926b. Description de nouveaux Formicides éthiopiens (IIIme partie). Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 13: 207-267 (page 248, combination in C. (Myrmespera))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 949, combination in C. (Myrmoturba))