Camponotus palaeopterus

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Camponotus palaeopterus
Temporal range: Early Miocene
Shanwang, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. palaeopterus
Binomial name
Camponotus palaeopterus
(Zhang, J., 1989)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from China (Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • palaeopterus. †Shanwangella palaeoptera Zhang, 1989: 308, fig. 307 (q.) CHINA (Miocene). Combination in Camponotus: Hong & Wu, 2000: 19.

Description

References

  • Hong, Y.; Wu, J. 2000. The emendation of Shanwangella palaeoptera Zhang and its concerned problems. Geoscience (Beijing) 14: 15-20 (page 19, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Zhang, J. 1989. Fossil insects from Shanwang, Shandong, China. Jinan, China: Shandong Science and Technology Publishing House, 459 pp. (page 308, fig. 307 queen described)