Camponotus macrocephalus

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Camponotus macrocephalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. macrocephalus
Binomial name
Camponotus macrocephalus
Emery, 1894

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay, Peru.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • macrocephalus. Camponotus macrocephalus Emery, 1894c: 169 (s.) BRAZIL.
    • Emery, 1920c: 36 (q.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1912i: 90;
    • combination in C. (Pseudocolobopsis): Emery, 1920b: 259.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1896d 375; Kempf, 1968b: 408; Bolton, 1995b: 109.
    • Senior synonym of geralensis, luederwaldti: Kempf, 1968b: 408.
  • geralensis. Camponotus (Pseudocolobopsis) macrocephalus subsp. geralensis Emery, 1920c: 36 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL.
    • Subspecies of macrocephalus: Santschi, 1939e: 329.
    • Junior synonym of macrocephalus: Kempf, 1968b: 408; Bolton, 1995b: 101.
    • [Note: geralensis was proposed as a replacement name for Camponotus macrocephalus Emery, 1894c: 169, by Shattuck & McArthur, 1995: 122, as both this name and Formica macrocephala Erichson, 1842: 259, were at that time together in Camponotus, and the junior name was a secondary homonym. As the two names now occupy different genera, the replacement name is redundant.]
  • luederwaldti. Camponotus (Pseudocolobopsis) luederwaldti Santschi, 1922c: 118 (s.w.) BRAZIL.
    • Junior synonym of macrocephalus: Kempf, 1968b: 408.



  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 169, First available replacement name for macrocephalus)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 36, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1968b. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants. IV. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 11: 369-415 (page 408, Junior synonym of macrocephalus Emery)
  • Shattuck, S. O.; McArthur, A. J. 1995. Generic placements of Australian ants described by W. F. Erichson (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 34: 121-123 (page 122, Raised to species, and senior synonym of luederwaldti)