Camponotus bonariensis

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Camponotus bonariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. bonariensis
Binomial name
Camponotus bonariensis
Mayr, 1868

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Specimen labels

Subspecies

Schmid et al. (2014) found this ant nesting in infructescences (the stem and remains of buds and fruits above the level of the water reservoir in the rosette) of the bromeliad Vriesea friburgensis on Santa Catarina Island, Brazil.

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -18.379093° to -37.067°.

     
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality), Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • bonariensis. Camponotus bonariensis Mayr, 1868a: 162 (w.) ARGENTINA (Buenos Aires, Córdoba, San Luis, Mendoza)).
    • Forel, 1913l: 248 (q.m.); Goni, et al. 1983: 366 (k.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1913l: 248;
    • combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 79.
    • Subspecies of rubripes: Emery, 1888c: 365.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 223, 241 (footnote); Emery, 1896d: 371 (in list); Emery, 1906c: 188; Forel, 1908c: 406; Santschi, 1912e: 534; Forel, 1912i: 70; Forel, 1913l: 248; Bruch, 1914: 229; Forel, 1914a: 267; Bruch, 1916: 352; Luederwaldt, 1918: 49.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1877: 20 (in list); Dalla Torre, 1893: 223; von Jhering, 1894: 373; Forel, 1895b: 101; Emery, 1920b: 233 (footnote); Santschi, 1922d: 261; Emery, 1925b: 79; Borgmeier, 1927c: 143; Santschi, 1936b: 205; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 256; Kusnezov, 1952d: 202; Kusnezov, 1953b: 339; Kempf, 1972a: 65; Zolessi, et al. 1988: 6; Brandão, 1991: 335; Bolton, 1995b: 89; Wild, 2007b: 27; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 67 (error, not in China); Mackay & Mackay, 2019: 754.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus curtulus, garbei, luteolus, parvulus, tucumanus, weiseri.

Description

Karyotype

  • 2n = 40, karyotype = 8M+32A (Uruguay) (Goni et al., 1983).

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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