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Temporal range: Early Miocene
Shanwang, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Shanwangella
Zhang, J., 1989
Type species
Shanwangella palaeoptera, now Camponotus palaeopterus

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


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

  • SHANWANGELLA [junior synonym of Camponotus]
    • Shanwangella Zhang, J. 1989: 307. Type-species: †Shanwangella palaeoptera, by original designation.
    • Shanwangella junior synonym of Camponotus: Hong & Wu, 2000: 20.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 112, Shanwangella as junior synonym of Camponotus)
  • Hong, Y.; Wu, J. 2000. The emendation of Shanwangella palaeoptera Zhang and its concerned problems. Geoscience (Beijing) 14: 15-20 (page 20, Shanwangella as junior synonym of Camponotus)
  • Zhang, J. 1989. Fossil insects from Shanwang, Shandong, China. Jinan, China: Shandong Science and Technology Publishing House, 459 pp. (page 307, Shanwangella as genus)