Camponotus gallagheri

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Camponotus gallagheri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. gallagheri
Binomial name
Camponotus gallagheri
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

Nothing is known about the biology of Camponotus gallagheri.


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - The affinities of this species appear to be with the Camponotus thraso group but the denser sculpture of the head and alitrunk and the relatively large size of the major worker resemble more Camponotus thoracicus and allied species.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Oman (type locality).

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.

  • gallagheri. Camponotus gallagheri Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 373, fig. 37 (w.) OMAN.
    • Status as species: Borowiec, L. 2014: 32.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Holotype: TL 12.8; HL 3.16; HW 2.84; SL 3.21; alitrunk length 5.2; PW 0.76.

The head is distinctly emarginate. There are no subcephalic hairs posterior to the mandibles. The alitrunk dorsum has two pairs of hairs on the pronotum, one pair on the mesonotum, four on the propodeum, one on the petiole and one on the first gastral tergite. The petiole has rounded sides and a flattened dorsal crest. The hind tibiae have decumbent pubescence but no suberect spiny hairs. The head and alitrunk dorsum are dark brown, the rest of the alitrunk petiole and gaster yellowish brown. The paratype minor workers are evenly yellowish brown.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Oman, Jabal Shams, l.X.1990, M.D. Gallagher. Paratypes: 4 workers, same series as holotype. The five workers were collected above 2000 m. Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insects: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2) Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15: 300-385.
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.
  • Sharaf M. R., B. L. Fisher, H. M. Al Dhafer, A. Polaszek, and A. S. Aldawood. 2018. Additions to the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Oman: an updated list, new records and a description of two new species. Asian Myrmecology 10: e010004