Camponotus oeningensis

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Camponotus oeningensis
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. oeningensis
Binomial name
Camponotus oeningensis
(Heer, 1849)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Switzerland.

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • oeningensis. †Formica obesa oeningensis Heer, 1849: 110, pl. 8, fig. 2 (q.) SWITZERLAND. [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 110.] Combination in Oecophylla: Mayr, 1867b: 51; in Camponotus: Cockerell, 1915: 486. Raised to species: Cockerell, 1915: 486.

Description

References

  • Cockerell, T. D. A. 1915. British fossil insects. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus. 49: 469-499 (page 486, Combination in Camponotus, and raised to species)
  • 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 110, pl. 8, fig. 2 queen 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 51, Combination in Oecophylla)