Camponotus vetus

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Camponotus vetus
Temporal range: Lutetian, Middle Eocene Green River Formation, Colorado, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. vetus
Binomial name
Camponotus vetus
Scudder, 1877

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Green River Formation, Colorado, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • vetus. †Camponotus vetus Scudder, 1877a: 742 (q.?) U.S.A. (Colorado or Utah, White River, Eocene).
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 693; Dalla Torre, 1893: 257; Handlirsch, 1907: 867; Carpenter, 1930: 19; Bolton, 1995b: 129.

Description

References

  • Scudder, S. H. 1877b. The first discovered traces of fossil insects in the American Tertiaries. Bull. U. S. Geol. Geogr. Surv. Territ. 3: 741-762 (page 742, queen ? described)