Camponotus ruzskyellus

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Camponotus ruzskyellus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. ruzskyellus
Binomial name
Camponotus ruzskyellus
Forel, 1922

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran on the ground and under rock in moderate rainfall, montane areas.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kazakhstan (type locality), Iran, Iraq.


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • ruzskyellus. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus r. ruzskyellus Forel, 1922: 98 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 104.
    • Raised to species: Emery, 1925b: 104.
    • Junior synonym of oasium: Radchenko, 1997d: 809.
    • Status as species: Pashaei Rad et al., 2018: 3.

Taxonomic Notes

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018): Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) ruzskyellus Forel, 1922 (as Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus F. r. ruzskyellus n. stirps; raised to species Emery 1925: 104). Type location Armenia, CASENT0910314, also reported from Iraq. The synonymy under C. oasium by Radchenko (1997b: 809) appears wrong as shown by the very clear differences between the wholly pale type and the likely dark brown workers of oasium from North Africa (Brian Taylor, pers. observ.).

Note that Bolton (in his unpublished An online catalogue of the ants of the world, 15 Feb. 2020) does not recognise the species status proposed by Pashaei Rad et al. (2018), noting that "the entries in this publication are omitted from the catalogue as it contains numerous nomenclatural errors; it also ignores previous taxonomic decisions, and entirely fails to apply ICZN rules that govern the availability of names in the species-group."

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