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


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

  • 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; in C. (Myrmocladoecus): Wheeler, W.M. 1924a: 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))