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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Camptognatha
Gray, G.R., 1832
Type species
Camptognatha testacea (junior synonym of Eciton hamatum)


This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Eciton.


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

  • CAMPTOGNATHA [junior synonym of Eciton]
    • Camptognatha Gray, G.R. 1832: 516. Type-species: Camptognatha testacea (junior synonym of Formica hamata), by monotypy.
    • Camptognatha junior synonym of Eciton: Smith, F. 1855c: 160.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 144, Camptognatha as junior synonnym of Eciton)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 162, Camptognatha as junior synonnym of Eciton)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 1, Camptognatha as junior synonnym of Eciton)
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 19, Camptognatha as junior synonnym of Eciton)
  • Gray, G. R. 1832. [Untitled. Camptognatha testacea, attributed to Gray.]. P. 516 in: Griffith, E. and others. The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization, by the Baron Cuvier, with supplementary additions to each order by Edward Grif (page 516, Camptognatha as genus)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 36, Camptognatha as junior synonnym of Eciton)
  • Smith, F. 1855c. Descriptions of some species of Brazilian ants belonging to the genera Pseudomyrma, Eciton and Myrmica (with observations on their economy by Mr. H. W. Bates). Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (2) 3: 156-169 (page 160, Camptognatha as junior synonnym of Eciton)