Camponotus consanguineus

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Camponotus consanguineus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. consanguineus
Binomial name
Camponotus consanguineus
(Smith, F., 1861)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Sulawesi.

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 consanguineusWorker. Specimen code casent0901910. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by OUM, Oxford, UK.


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

  • consanguineus. Formica consanguinea Smith, F. 1861b: 36 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi).
    • [Misspelled as consaguineus by Chapman & Capco, 1951: 235.
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 4;
    • combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Donisthorpe, 1932c: 465;
    • combination in C. (Myrmepomis): Chapman & Capco, 1951: 235.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 413; Roger, 1863b: 4, 44; Smith, F. 1871a: 308; Dalla Torre, 1893: 226; Emery, 1896d: 378 (in list); Emery, 1901g: 568; Emery, 1925b: 171; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 465; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 235; Bolton, 1995b: 93.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Formica consanguinea

Two worker minor syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Tond.”



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 93, catalogue)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 465, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 4, combination in Camponotus)
  • Smith, F. 1861b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 6: 36-48 (page 36, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Emery C. 1886. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna 5: 363-382
  • Emery C. 1901. Formiciden von Celebes. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 14:565-580.
  • Smith F. 1861. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo. [part]. Journal and Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology 6: 36-48.