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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmocladoecus
Wheeler, W.M., 1921
Type species
Camponotus latangulus

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Specimen Labels

Rectangular Carpenter Ants

Diagnosis. Emery (1925). - "Worker, soldier, and queen. - Caste dimorphism similar to that occurring in dimorphus group of Myrmobrachys. Head, clypeus, and frontal carinae as in Myrmobrachys. Mesosoma of workers and soldiers dorsally flat, all segments marginate; posterior propodeal face recessed and forms, with dorsal face, acute or right angle; in most species, the dorsal surface prolonged posteriorly by pair more-or-less dentiform or spiniform processes. Petiolar scale usually thick and broad, sometimes provided dorsolaterally with processes (C. callistus, Emery). Male. - Unknown.

Geographical distribution of species. - From Mexico to Paraguay and Santa Catharina.

Ethology. - Wood-dwelling species."

(Translated and edited by B. E. Boudinot, 19 February 2017.)

Myrmocladoecus is currently a subgenus of Camponotus.


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

  • MYRMOCLADOECUS [subgenus of Camponotus]
    • Myrmocladoecus Wheeler, W.M. 1921a: 19 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Camponotus latangulus, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 709.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 118, Myrmocladoecus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 166, Myrmocladoecus as subgenus of Camponotus )
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1921a. Professor Emery's subgenera of the genus Camponotus Mayr. Psyche (Camb.) 28: 16-19 (page 19, Myrmocladoecus as subgenus of Camponotus )
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 709, Type-species: Camponotus latangulus, by subsequent designation; Myrmocladoecus as subgenus of Camponotus )