Camponotus shaqualavensis

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Camponotus shaqualavensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. shaqualavensis
Binomial name
Camponotus shaqualavensis
Pisarski, 1971

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Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 37.884167° to -20.625°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





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

  • shaqualavensis. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) jaliensis subsp. shaqualavensis Pisarski, 1971a: 672, figs. 5-9 (s.w.) IRAQ.
    • Subspecies of jaliensis: Pisarski, 1971b: 728; Aktaç, 1977: 126; Bolton, 1995b: 124.
    • Status as species: Radchenko, 1996b: 1200 (in key); Radchenko, 1997d: 810; Paknia, et al. 2010: 31; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 8; Karaman, C. & Aktaç, 2013: 54 (in key); Borowiec, L. 2014: 42.
    • Senior synonym of arnoldi Pisarski: Radchenko, 1997d: 810.
    • Senior synonym of babau: Radchenko, 1997d: 810.
  • arnoldi. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) arnoldi Pisarski, 1971a: 671, figs. 1-4 (w.) IRAQ.
    • [Junior primary homonym of Camponotus truebi var. arnoldi Forel, 1912a: 75.]
    • Status as species: Pisarski, 1971b: 727; Radchenko, 1996b: 1201 (in key).
    • Replacement name: Camponotus babau Bolton, 1995b: 87.
    • Junior synonym of shaqualavensis: Radchenko, 1997d: 810.
  • babau. Camponotus babau Bolton, 1995b: 87.
    • Replacement name for Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) arnoldi Pisarski, 1971a: 671. [Junior primary homonym of Camponotus truebi var. arnoldi Forel, 1912a: 75.]
    • Junior synonym of shaqualavensis: Radchenko, 1997d: 810.



  • Pisarski, B. 1971a. Nouvelles espèces de fourmis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) du sous-genre Tanaemyrmex Ashm. d'Iraq. Bull. Acad. Pol. Sci. Sér. Biol. 19: 671-675 (page 672, figs. 5-9 soldier, worker described)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1996e. A key to the ant genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Palearctic Asia. Zool. Zh. 7 75: 1195-1203 (page 1200, (in key) Raised to species)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1997d. Review of ants of the subgenera Tanaemyrmex, Colobopsis, Myrmamblis, Myrmosericus, Orthonotomyrmex and Paramyrmamblis of the genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the Asian Palearctic. Zool. Zh. 76: 806-815 (page 810, Senior synonym of babau)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Aktaç, N.. "Studies on the myrmecofauna of Turkey I. Ants of Siirt, Bodrum and Trabzon." Istanbul Universitesi Fen Fakultesi Mecmuasi. Seri B 41 (1977): 115-135.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Hua Li-zhong. 2006. List of Chinese insects Vol. IV. Pages 262-273. Sun Yat-sen university Press, Guangzhou. 539 pages.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Pisarski B. 1971. Les fourmis du genre Camponotus Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) d'Iraq. Bulletin de l'Académie Polonaise des Sciences. Série des Sciences Biologiques. 19: 727-731.