Camponotus megalonyx

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Camponotus megalonyx
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. megalonyx
Binomial name
Camponotus megalonyx
Wheeler, W.M., 1919

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: India.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • megalonyx. Camponotus (Myrmosphincta) megalonyx Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 114 (s.w.) BORNEO (East Malaysia: Sarawak).
    • Stärcke, 1934: 24 (q.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmopalpella): Stärcke, 1934: 30 (in text).
    • Status as species: Stärcke, 1934: 20 (redescription); Wheeler, W.M. 1936e: 217; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 237; Bolton, 1995b: 110; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 85.
    • Senior synonym of chalaconotus: Stärcke, 1934: 29; Wheeler, W.M. 1936e: 217 (in text); Chapman & Capco, 1951: 237; Bolton, 1995b: 111; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 37.
  • chalaconotus. Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) chalaconotus Menozzi, 1929c: 430, figs. 1, 2 (s.) (no state data, “without any precise indication of locality, but most probably from India (or Burma), since it came from the collection of the late Col. C.T. Bingham”).
    • [Misspelled as chalconotus by Chapman & Capco, 1951: 237.]
    • Junior synonym of megalonyx: Stärcke, 1934: 29 (provisional); Wheeler, W.M. 1936e: 217 (in text); Chapman & Capco, 1951: 237.
    • Junior synonym of megalonyx: Stärcke, 1934: 29 (provisional); Wheeler, W.M. 1936e: 217 (in text) ; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 237; Bolton, 1995b: 91.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 110, catalogue)
  • Stärcke, A. 1934. Un nouveau sous-genre de Camponotus (Hymenoptera Formicidae) de la Malaisie avec description de formes nouvelles, récoltées par M. F. G. Nainggolan. Zool. Meded. (Leiden) 17: 20-30 (page 24, queen, male described)
  • Stärcke, A. 1934. Un nouveau sous-genre de Camponotus (Hymenoptera Formicidae) de la Malaisie avec description de formes nouvelles, récoltées par M. F. G. Nainggolan. Zool. Meded. (Leiden) 17: 20-30 (page 30, combination in C. (Myrmopalpella))
  • Stärcke, A. 1934. Un nouveau sous-genre de Camponotus (Hymenoptera Formicidae) de la Malaisie avec description de formes nouvelles, récoltées par M. F. G. Nainggolan. Zool. Meded. (Leiden) 17: 20-30 (page 29, senior synonym of chalaconontus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 114, soldier, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1936f. Notes on some aberrant Indonesian ants of the subfamily Formicinae. Tijdschr. Entomol. 79: 217-221 (page 217, senior synonym of chalaconontus (provisional))

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
  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58