Camponotus punctulatus

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Camponotus punctulatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. punctulatus
Binomial name
Camponotus punctulatus
Mayr, 1868

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality), Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay.

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.

  • punctulatus. Camponotus punctulatus Mayr, 1868b: 161 (w.q.) ARGENTINA. Goni et al., 1983: 366 (k.). Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1913l: 248; in C. (Neomyrmamblys): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 708; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 78. Subspecies of tenuiscapus: Emery, 1888c: 365. Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 248; Emery, 1894g: 375; Pergande, 1896: 864; Emery, 1903: 65; Santschi, 1922c: 104. Current subspecies: nominal plus andigenus, brevibarbis, chubutensis, cruentus, hybridus, imberbis, lillii, lizeri, minutior, pergandei, tenuibarbis.



  • 2n = 40, karyotype = 2SM+2ST+36A (Uruguay) (Goni et al., 1983).


  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 248, Status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1888c [1887]. Formiche della provincia di Rio Grande do Sûl nel Brasile, raccolte dal dott. Hermann von Ihering. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 19: 352-366 (page 365, Race of tenuiscapus)
  • Emery, C. 1894h. [Untitled.]. Pp. 373-401 in: Ihering, H. von. Die Ameisen von Rio Grande do Sul. Berl. Entomol. Z. 39:321-447. (page 375, Status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1903. Intorno ad alcune specie di Camponotus dell'America Meridionale. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 7: 62-81 (page 65, Status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 78, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1913m. Fourmis d'Argentine, du Brésil, du Guatémala & de Cuba reçues de M. M. Bruch, Prof. v. Ihering, Mlle Baez, M. Peper et M. Rovereto. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 49: 203-250 (page 248, Combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Goñi, B.; Zolessi, L. C. de; Imai, H. T. 1984 [1983]. Karyotypes of thirteen ant species from Uruguay (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Caryologia 36: 363-371 (page 366, karyotype described)
  • Mayr, G. 1868b. Formicidae novae Americanae collectae a Prof. P. de Strobel. Annu. Soc. Nat. Mat. Modena 3: 161-178 (page 161, worker, queen described)
  • Pergande, T. 1896. Mexican Formicidae. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 858-896 (page 864, Status as species)
  • Santschi, F. 1922d. Camponotus néotropiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 62: 97-124 (page 104, Status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 708, Combination in C. (Neomyrmamblys))