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)



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



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

  • heracleus. †Formica heraclea Heer, 1849: 116, pl. 11, fig. 3 (m.) GERMANY (Miocene).
    • [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 116.]
    • Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1867b: 52.
    • Status as species: Giebel, 1856: 162; Heer, 1867: 9; Mayr, 1867b: 52; Scudder, 1891: 692, 701; Dalla Torre, 1893: 233; Handlirsch, 1907: 868; Bolton, 1995b: 103.