Camponotus oertzeni

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Camponotus oertzeni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. oertzeni
Binomial name
Camponotus oertzeni
Forel, 1889

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

A common species in Greece.

Identification

Salata and Borowiec 2018, figs. 14–15. Setation of posterior margin of gastral tergites (14) Camponotus oertzeni, (15) Camponotus aethiops. Photos by L. Borowiec.

Camponotus oertzeni is very similar to Camponotus aethiops. Both species are very variable in colour of body and appendices. In C. aethiops predominate populations with dark brown to almost black body and brown legs and antennae while in C. oertzeni predominate populations with brown body and reddish-yellow legs and antennae. In C. oertzeni often occur pale specimens with reddish-yellow head and mesosoma and yellowish legs, while in C. aethiops the palest specimens are at most pale brown. The best distinguishing character is setation of posterior margin of gastral tergites. In C. oertzeni setae of short apical transverse row are very short, never extending to the apical margin of the tergite, often reaching at most half length of apical marginal edge of the tergite while in C. aethiops setae of the short apical transverse row usually reach or even slightly exceed apical margin of the tergite.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 41.295° to 36.440833°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands, Greece (type locality), Iran, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Turkey.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • oertzeni. Camponotus rubripes r. oertzeni Forel, 1889: 263 (s.w.) GREECE.
    • Finzi, 1939c: 158 (q.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 97.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 241 (footnote), 246; Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Emery, 1898a: 225; Emery, 1898c: 148; Emery, 1908a: 200; Forel, 1911e: 290; Emery, 1915h: 4.
    • Subspecies of aethiops: Emery, 1920c: 7; Emery, 1925b: 97; Santschi, 1934d: 280; Menozzi, 1936d: 302; Finzi, 1939c: 158.
    • Status as species: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 59; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 284 (in key); Collingwood, 1993b: 195; Bolton, 1995b: 115; Radchenko, 1997d: 809; Petrov, 2006: 109 (in key); Paknia, et al. 2008: 153; Karaman, C. et al. 2011: 190; Karaman, M.G. 2011b: 71; Legakis, 2011: 31; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 480; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 7; Karaman, C. & Aktaç, 2013: 53 (in key); Borowiec, L. 2014: 38 (see note in bibliography); Lebas, et al. 2016: 152; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2018: 5; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c: 44.
    • Senior synonym of andrius: Salata & Borowiec, 2018c: 10.
    • Senior synonym of kappariensis: Salata & Borowiec, 2018c: 10.
    • Senior synonym of karawajewi: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.
    • Material of the unavailable name clara Karavaiev referred here by Radchenko, 1997d: 809.
  • andrius. Camponotus oertzeni var. andrius Dalla Torre, 1893: 246.
    • [First available use of Camponotus rubripes r. oertzeni var. andrius Forel, 1889: 265 (s.w.) GREECE; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 61).]
    • Menozzi, 1936d: 302 (q.l.); Finzi, 1939c: 158 (q.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 97.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Emery, 1908a: 200; Emery, 1915h: 4; Emery, 1920c: 7; Emery, 1925b: 97; Finzi, 1928c: 791; Menozzi, 1936d: 302; Finzi, 1939c: 158.
    • Subspecies of oertzeni: Bolton, 1995b: 85.
    • Status as species: Radchenko, 1997d: 807; Legakis, 2011: 28; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 471; Borowiec, L. 2014: 26; Lebas, et al. 2016: 152.
    • Junior synonym of oertzeni: Salata & Borowiec, 2018c: 10.
  • kappariensis. Camponotus oertzeni var. kappariensis Dalla Torre, 1893: 246.
    • [First available use of Camponotus rubripes r. oertzeni var. kappariensis Forel, 1889: 264 (s.w.) GREECE; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 61).]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Emery, 1908a: 200; Emery, 1920c: 7; Emery, 1925b: 97.
    • Subspecies of oertzeni: Bolton, 1995b: 106.
    • Subspecies of aethiops: Legakis, 2011: 30 (error).
    • Junior synonym of oertzeni: Salata & Borowiec, 2018c: 10.
  • karawajewi. Camponotus karawajewi Radchenko, 1996b: 1201 (s.w.) (diagnosis in key) AZERBAIJAN.
    • [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Camponotus (Colobopsis) karawaiewi Menozzi, 1926e: 96.]
    • Junior synonym of oertzeni: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Salata and Borowiec (2018) - Camponotus oertzeni, syntype (w): C. rubripes, r. Oertzeni, Forel, Type, Samos Isl, b. Maratokampos, v. Oertzen, type; r. C. oertzeni; Typus; Coll. A. Forel.; oertzeni, 161; ANTWEB, CASENT0249625 (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève); C. andrius, syntype (w.): C. oertzeni, Forel, r. andrius, Ile Andros, leg. Oertzen; v. Andrius, Forel; Sp. l. Maculatus, (Suite) Fabr.; r. l. Oertzeni, (Suite) Forel;G. Camponotus; S. G. Myrmentoma, Suite For.; Typus; Coll., A. Forel; ANTWEB, CASENT0910194 (MHNG); C. andrius, syntype (w): C. oertzeni, Forel, v. andrius, Ile Andros, (v. Oertzen); Typus; Coll., A. Forel; andrius, 161; ANTWEB, CASENT0910195 (MHNG); C. kappariensis, syntypes (2w): rubripes, C. oertzeni, Forel, v. Kappariensis, Ile Kappari, Sudlichen Sporaden, v. Oertzen; Typus; v. Kappariensis

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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