Camponotus americana

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Camponotus americana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. americana
Binomial name
Camponotus americana
(Buckley, 1866)

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain.



Distribution based on type material

United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • americana. Formica americana Buckley, 1866: 154 (w.q.) U.S.A. Combination in Camponotus: Emery, 1895c: 337. [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of Camponotus americanus Mayr, above (Bolton, 1995b: 85).] Unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Camponotus: Bolton, 1995b: 85. [Note: Emery, 1895c: 337 and Wheeler, W.M. 1902f: 19, suspected this name was cognate with marginatus. Emery, 1925b: 117 provisionally synonymised it with minutus. Smith, M.R. 1951a: 845 and Smith, D.R. 1979: 1432, dubiously place it near nearcticus.]



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 85, catalogue; unrecognisable taxon)
  • Buckley, S. B. 1866. Descriptions of new species of North American Formicidae. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phila. 6: 152-172 (page 154, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 337, combination in Camponotus [unresolved junior secondary homonym of Camponotus americanus Mayr, 1862.])