Camponotus oasium

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Camponotus oasium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. oasium
Binomial name
Camponotus oasium
Forel, 1890

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Keys including this Species


Khalili-Moghadam et al. (2019) examined specimens similar to the C. oasium morphotype from Fars province in Iran, but their conspecificity with true C. oasium is uncertain.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mali, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Algeria (type locality), Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Oman, Turkey, Turkmenistan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • oasium. Camponotus rubripes r. oasium Forel, 1890a: lxv (s.w.q.) ALGERIA. Forel, 1902a: 158 (m.). Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1891b: 18; Forel, 1902a: 158. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 245. Subspecies of compressus: Menozzi, 1934: 164. Revived status as species: Collingwood, 1961a: 75. Senior synonym of bactrianus, ninivae, ruzskyellus: Radchenko, 1997d: 809. See also: Tohmé & Tohmé, 2000: 387.
  • ruzskyellus. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus r. ruzskyellus Forel, 1922: 98 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 104. Raised to species: Emery, 1925b: 104. Junior synonym of oasium: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.
  • bactrianus. Camponotus bactrianus Pisarski, 1967: 411, figs. 77-81 (s.w.q.) AFGHANISTAN. Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Pisarski, 1970: 322. Junior synonym of oasium: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.