Camponotus christopherseni

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Camponotus christopherseni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. christopherseni
Binomial name
Camponotus christopherseni
Forel, 1912

This Central American species has been found nesting in Yucca plants in Guatemala. The major workers have a strongly truncated (phragmotic) head.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Guatemala, Panama (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • christopherseni. Camponotus (Colobopsis) christopherseni Forel, 1912i: 85 (s.w.q.) PANAMA.
    • Combination in C. (Hypercolobopsis): Emery, 1925b: 160;
    • combination in C. (Myrmeurynota): Kempf, 1960f: 464; Mackay & Mackay, 2018: 23.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925b: 160; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 262; Bolton, 1995b: 92; McArthur, 2012: 162.
    • [Note: possibly a junior synonym of linnaei: Kempf, 1960f: 464.]

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 92, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 160, combination in C. (Hypercolobopsis))
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 85, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960f. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 417-466 (page 464, combination in C. (Myrmeurynota), and possible junior synonym of linnaei)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Flores, C. P., J. A. R. Garza, and A. E. C. Ramirez. 2004. Conocimiento Tlapaneco de hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de Malinaltepec, Guerrero, Mexico. Etnobiologia 4: 19-28.
  • Forel A. 1912. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 20: 59-92.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Wheeler W. M. 1942. Studies of Neotropical ant-plants and their ants. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 90: 1-262.
  • Yanoviak S. P., and M. Kaspari. 2000. Community structure and the habitat templet: ants in the tropical forest canopy and litter. Oikos 89: 259-266.