Camponotus heracleus

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Camponotus heracleus
Temporal range: Messinian, Late Miocene
Oeningen, Switzerland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. heracleus
Binomial name
Camponotus heracleus
(Heer, 1849)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Oeningen, Switzerland (Messinian, Late Miocene) and is also known from Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • heracleus. †Formica heraclea Heer, 1849: 116, pl. 11, fig. 3 (m.) SWITZERLAND (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 116.] Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1867b: 52.

Description

References

  • Heer, O. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflüger, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, vi + 264 pp. (page 116, pl. 11, fig. 3 male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1867b. Vorläufige Studien über die Radoboj-Formiciden, in der Sammlung der k. k. geologischen Reichsanstalt. Jahrb. K-K. Geol. Reichsanst. Wien 17: 47-62 (page 52, Combination in Camponotus)