Camponotus planus

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Camponotus planus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. planus
Binomial name
Camponotus planus
Smith, F., 1877

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • planus. Camponotus planus Smith, F. 1877a: 83 (w.) ECUADOR (Galapagos Is).
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1919c: 287 (s.w.q.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmorhachis): Emery, 1920b: 260;
    • combination in C. (Myrmocladoecus): Wheeler, W.M. 1924a: 118.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 248; Emery, 1896d: 377 (in list); Wheeler, W.M. 1919c: 287; Wheeler, W.M. 1924a: 119; Emery, 1925b: 167; Stitz, 1932a: 371; Wheeler, W.M. 1935g: 44; Linsley & Usinger, 1966: 177; Kempf, 1972a: 55; Bolton, 1995b: 118.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus fernandinensis, fidelis, hephaestus, indefessus (unresolved junior homonym), isabelensis, peregrinus, pinzonensis, sansalvadorensis, santacruzensis.



  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 260, Combination in C. (Myrmorhachis))
  • Smith, F. 1877a. VIII. Hymenoptera and Diptera. Pp. 82-84 in: Günther, A. Account of the zoological collection made during the visit of H. M. S. "Peterel" to the Galapagos Islands. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1877:64-93. (page 83, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919d. Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences to the Galapagos Islands, 1905-1906. XIV. The ants of the Galapagos Islands. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (4)2(2 2: 259-297 (page 287, soldier, worker, queen, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1924b. The Formicidae of the Harrison Williams Galapagos Expedition. Zoologica (N. Y.) 5: 101-122 (page 118, Combination in C. (Myrmocladoecus))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Clark, David B., Concepcion Guayasamin, Olga Pazmino, Cecilia Donoso, Yolanda Paez de Villacis. 1982. The Tramp Ant Wasmannia auropunctata. Biotropica. 14 (3):196-207.
  • Dekoninck W., F. Fernandez, H. W. Herrera, N. Wauters, G. Brito, L. Jumbo, D. Marin-Armijos, and T. Delsinne. 2014. Results of ant collections on Santa Cruz Island within the framework of the 2012 Global Taxonomy Initiative Ant Course at Galápagos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin de la Société royale belge d’Entomologie 150: 250-255 .
  • Emery C. 1886. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna 5: 363-382
  • Herrera H. W. 2013. CDF Checklist of Galapagos Ants - FCD Lista de especies de Hormigas Galápagos. In: Bungartz, F., Herrera, H., Jaramillo, P., Tirado, N., Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Ruiz, D., Guézou, A. & Ziemmeck, F. (eds.). Charles Darwin Foundation Galapagos Species Checklist - Lista de Especies de Galápagos de la Fundación Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin Foundation / Fundación Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos: Last updated: 01 Mar 2013
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  • Herrera H.W., and L. Roque-Albelo. 2007. Lista anotada de las hormigas de las Islas Galapagos, Ecuador. Fundación Charles Darwin. 13 pp
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  • Kusnezov N. 1963. Zoogeografia de las hormigas en sudamerica. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 19: 25-222
  • Linsley E. G., and R. L. Usinger. 1966. Insects of the Galápagos Islands. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (4) 33: 113-196.
  • Pezzatti, Boris, Irzan, Trimurti and Cherix, Daniel. 1998. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Floreana: Lost Paradise?. Noticias de Galapagos. 59:11-20.
  • Stitz, H. 1932. Formicidae of the Wollebaek Galapagos Expedition. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne 71:367-372.
  • Von Aesch, Leila. 2006. Introduced Ants in Galapagos (Floreana Island): Importance of Competition, Coexistence and Aggressive Behaviors. (Chapter 1 published: von Aech, L. and D. Cherix. 2005. Introduced ant species and mechanisms of competition on Floreana Island. Sociobiology 45(2): 463-481.)
  • Wauters N., W. Dekoninck, F. Hendrickx, H.W. Herrera, and D. Fournier. 2016. Habitat a ssociation a nd coexistence of endemic and introduced ant species in the Galápagos Islands. Ecological Entomology 41, 40–50.
  • Wheeler, William Morton. 1933. Formicidae of the Templeton Crocker Expedition. California Academy of Sciences. 21(6):57-64.