Camponotus simus

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Camponotus simus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. simus
Binomial name
Camponotus simus
Emery, 1908

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

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Nomenclature

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

  • simus. Camponotus simus Emery, 1908b: 188, fig. 2 (s.w.q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1914a: 272; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 990; Emery, 1925b: 141;
    • combination in C. (Myrmotemnus): Emery, 1920b: 258;
    • combination in C. (Paramyrmamblys): Santschi, 1926c: 604.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1910c: 393; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 990; Emery, 1925b: 141; Santschi, 1926c: 600, 604; Bolton, 1995b: 124; McArthur, 2012: 122.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus manidis.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1908c. Descriptions d'une genre nouveau et de plusieurs formes nouvelles de fourmis du Congo. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 52: 184-189 (page 188, fig. 2 soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 258, Combination in C. (Myrmotemnus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 141, Combination in C. (Myrmamblys))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 272, Combination in C. (Myrmamblys))
  • Santschi, F. 1926c. Nouvelles notes sur les Campontous. Rev. Suisse Zool. 33: 597-618 (page 604, Combination in C. (Paramyrmamblys))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. 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. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 990, Combination in C. (Myrmamblys))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1908. Descriptions d'une genre nouveau et de plusieurs formes nouvelles de fourmis du Congo. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 52: 184-189.
  • Santschi F. 1910. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 78: 349-400.
  • 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