Camponotus chilensis

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Camponotus chilensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. chilensis
Binomial name
Camponotus chilensis
(Spinola, 1851)

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Specimen Labels

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Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -29.829461° to -40.75°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Chile (type locality), Peru.

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.





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

  • chilensis. Formica chilensis Spinola, 1851a: 237 (w.q.) CHILE.
    • [Misspelled as issicheni by Emery, 1906c: 191, after Kempf, 1970a: 32.]
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 5;
    • combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1914a: 268;
    • combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Bruch, 1914: 228;
    • combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Emery, 1920b: 255;
    • combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 78.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1858b: 51; Roger, 1863b: 5, 45; Mayr, 1863: 398; Mayr, 1865: 32; Dalla Torre, 1893: 224; Emery, 1895i: 18; Emery, 1896d: 375 (in list); Forel, 1907e: 10; Bruch, 1914: 228; Santschi, 1916e: 396; Gallardo, 1919b: 254; Emery, 1925b: 78; Donisthorpe, 1933c: 538; Goetsch & Menozzi, 1935: 100; Menozzi, 1935c: 329; Kusnezov, 1952d: 206; Kusnezov, 1953a: 112 (in key); Kusnezov, 1960b: 396; Kempf, 1970a: 32; Kempf, 1972a: 66; Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, 1976: 117; Bolton, 1995b: 91; Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 112.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 91, catalogue)
  • Bruch, C. 1914. Catálogo sistemático de los formícidos argentinos. Rev. Mus. La Plata 19: 211-234 (page 228, combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 78, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 268, combination in C. (Myrmosericus))
  • Lenoir, A., P. D’Ettorre, P., Errard, C., Hefetz, A. 2001. Chemical ecology and social parasitism in ants. Annual Review of Entomology 46: 573–599.
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 5, combination in Camponotus)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 117, see also)
  • Spinola, M. 1851a. Insectos. Orden 7. Himenopteros. Pp. 153-569 in: Gay, C. Historia fisica y politica de Chile. Zoologia. Tomo 6. Paris: Maulde & Renon, 572 pp. (page 237, worker, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bezdeckova K., P. Bedecka, and I. Machar. 2015. A checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Peru. Zootaxa 4020 (1): 101–133.
  • Bruch C. 1914. Catálogo sistemático de los formícidos argentinos. Revista del Museo de La Plata 19: 211-234.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Goetsch W. and C. Menozzi. 1935. Die Ameisen Chiles. Konowia 14: 94-102
  • Goetsch, W., and C. Menozzi. "Die Ameisen Chiles." Konowia 14 (1935): 94-102.
  • Ipinza-Regla J. H., R. Covarrubias Berrios, and R. Fueyo Ladron de Guevara. 1983. Distribucion altitudinal de Formicidae en Los Andes de Chile Central. Folia Entomologica Mexicana 55: 103-128.
  • Kempf W. W. 1970. Catálogo das formigas do Chile. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo) 23: 17-43.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Kusnezov N. 1952. El género Camponotus en la Argentina (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Zoologica Lilloana 12: 183-252.
  • Kusnezov N. 1960. La fauna de hormigas en el oeste de la Patagonia y Tierra del Fuego. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 17: 321-401.
  • Sackmann P., A. Farji-Brener, and J. Corley. 2008. The impact of an exotic social wasp ( Vespula germanica ) on the native arthropod community of north-west Patagonia, Argentina: an experimental study. Ecological Entomology 33: 213-224.
  • Snelling R. R., and J. H. Hunt. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Revista Chilena de Entomología 9: 63-129.