Camponotus polyrhachioides

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Camponotus polyrhachioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Phasmomyrmex
Species: C. polyrhachioides
Binomial name
Camponotus polyrhachioides
Emery, 1898

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 6.216667° to -2.33162°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Central African Republic, Gabon (type locality), Liberia, Sierra Leone.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a associate (details unknown) for the fungus Gibellula formicarium (a associate (details unknown)) (Quevillon, 2018).
  • This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • polyrhachioides. Camponotus polyrhachioides Emery, 1898a: 227.
    • Replacement name for Polyrhachis paradoxa André, 1892a: 46. [Junior secondary homonym of Colobopsis paradoxa Mayr, 1866b: 887.]
    • Emery, 1920c: 30 (q.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmacantha): Emery, 1920b: 258;
    • combination in C. (Myrmorhachis): Forel, 1912i: 92; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 254;
    • combination in Camponotus: Ward, et al. 2016: 349.
    • Junior synonym of paradoxus: Emery, 1925b: 58; Bolton, 1995b: 316.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1901h: 74; Santschi, 1910c: 393; Forel, 1913h: 357; Emery, 1920c: 30; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 254, 987; Ward, et al. 2016: 349.
    • [polyrhachoides: incorrect subsequent spelling by Wheeler, W.M. 1913a: 81.]
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus cupreus.
  • paradoxus. Polyrhachis paradoxa André, 1892a: 46 (w.) GABON.
    • [Junior secondary homonym of Colobopsis paradoxa Mayr, 1866b: 887.]
    • Combination in Phasmomyrmex (Myrmorhachis): Santschi, 1923e: 293; Emery, 1925b: 58;
    • combination in Camponotus (Phasmomyrmex): Ward, et al. 2016: 349.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 266; Mayr, 1895: 153; André, 1895a: 1; Emery, 1896d: 380 (in list); Stitz, 1910: 149; Santschi, 1923e: 293; Emery, 1925b: 58; Bolton, 1995b: 316.
    • Junior synonym of polyrhachioides: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 987.
    • Replacement name: Camponotus polyrhachioides Emery, 1898a: 227.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • André E. 1895. Formicides de l'Ogooué (Congo français). Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 14: 1-5.
  • Emery C. 1920. Studi sui Camponotus. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 52: 3-48.
  • Forel A. 1901. Formiciden des Naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg. Neue Calyptomyrmex-, Dacryon-, Podomyrma- und Echinopla-Arten. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 18: 43-82.
  • Forel A. 1913. Quelques fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge (1). Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 57: 347-359.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Lévieux J. 1972. Les fourmis de la savane de Lamto (Côte d'Ivoire): éléments de taxonomie. Bulletin de l'Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire. Série A. Sciences Naturelles 34: 611-654.
  • Santschi F. 1910. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 78: 349-400.
  • Santschi F. 1923. Descriptions de nouveaux Formicides éthiopiens et notes diverses. I. Revue Zoologique Africaine (Brussels) 11: 259-295.
  • Stitz H. 1910. Westafrikanische Ameisen. I. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 5: 125-151.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 39-269.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004
  • Yeo K., T. Delsinne, S. Komate, L. L. Alonso, D. Aidara, and C. Peeters. 2016. Diversity and distribution of ant assemblages above and below ground in a West African forest–savannah mosaic (Lamto, Cote d’Ivoire). Insectes Sociaux DOI 10.1007/s00040-016-0527-6