Camponotus braunsi

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Camponotus braunsi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. braunsi
Binomial name
Camponotus braunsi
Mayr, 1895

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Mozambique (type locality), Zimbabwe.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • braunsi. Camponotus braunsi Mayr, 1895: 151 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE.
    • Mayr, 1901b: 28 (footnote) (q.); Arnold, 1924: 715 (s.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Forel, 1913a: 146;
    • combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Forel, 1914a: 273; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 971;
    • combination in C. (Myrmisolepis): Santschi, 1921f: 310; Emery, 1925b: 134; Santschi, 1926c: 618.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1896d: 376 (in list); Emery, 1898a: 227; Mayr, 1901b: 28 (footnote); Forel, 1913a: 146; Forel, 1913h: 357; Forel, 1914a: 273; Santschi, 1914b: 135; Santschi, 1921f: 310; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 971; Arnold, 1924: 715; Emery, 1925b: 134; Santschi, 1926c: 618; Bolton, 1995b: 89; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 204.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus candidus, epinotalis, erythromelus.



  • Arnold, G. 1924. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part VI. Camponotinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 675-766 (page 715, soldier described)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 89, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 134, combination in C. (Myrmisolepis))
  • Forel, A. 1913a. Fourmis de Rhodesia, etc. récoltées par M. G. Arnold, le Dr. H. Brauns et K. Fikendey. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 108-147 (page 146, combination in C. (Myrmentoma))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 273, combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex))
  • Mayr, G. 1895. Afrikanische Formiciden. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 10: 124-154 (page 151, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1901b. Südafrikanische Formiciden, gesammelt von Dr. Hans Brauns. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 16: 1-30 (page 28, (footnote) queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1921f. Retouches aux sous-genres de Camponotus. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 61: 310-312 (page 310, combination in C. (Myrmisolepis))
  • 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 971, combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Garcia F.H., Wiesel E. and Fischer G. 2013.The Ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Faunal Overview, First Species Checklist, Bibliography, Accounts for All Genera, and Discussion on Taxonomy and Zoogeography. Journal of East African Natural History, 101(2): 127-222
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection