Camponotus saussurei

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Camponotus saussurei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. saussurei
Binomial name
Camponotus saussurei
Forel, 1879

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Specimen Labels

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  • Major worker. San Cristóbal, República Dominicana. Photograph by Judá Isaí Martínez Uribe. © CC BY-SA 3.0



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Lesser Antilles.

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.

  • saussurei. Camponotus saussurei Forel, 1879a: 103, pl. 1, fig. 3 (w.) VIRGIN IS (St Thomas I.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmeurynota): Forel, 1912i: 92.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 251; Emery, 1896d: 377 (in list); Wheeler, W.M. 1905b: 135; Wheeler, W.M. 1908a: 157; Emery, 1925b: 168; Kempf, 1972a: 49; Bolton, 1995b: 122; Lubertazzi, 2019: 90.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Forel 1879. Page 103.
Forel 1879. Page 104.
Forel 1879. Page 105.
Forel 1879. Page 106.

Type Material

It has been suggested (Wheeler 1936) that C. saussurei is not found on St. Thomas and is an endemic Hispaniola species despite being described from this other island. Wheeler stated there was potential confusion with some of the collections of Henri de Saussure, whom visited both St. Thomas and Haiti in 1857.

Type Labels


  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 316, pl. 25, fig. 15 male described)
  • Forel, A. 1879a. Études myrmécologiques en 1879 (deuxième partie [1re partie en 1878]). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 16: 53-128 (page 103, pl. 1, fig. 3 worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 92, Combination in C. (Myrmeurynota))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1936c. Ants from Hispaniola and Mona Island. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 80: 195-211

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Wheeler W. M. 1905. The ants of the Bahamas, with a list of the known West Indian species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21: 79-135.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1908. The ants of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 24: 117-158.