Camponotus atlantis

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Camponotus atlantis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. atlantis
Binomial name
Camponotus atlantis
Forel, 1890

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Specimen Labels


Sharaf et al. (2017) report that in Yemen colonies of Camponotus atlantis are commonly found under rocks next to and under Acacia trees.


Keys including this Species


Camponotus atlantis was described from Tunisia and has been recorded from several countries in the Arabian Peninsula including KSA (Collingwood 1985), Oman and Yemen (Collingwood and Agosti 1996), and Socotra (Collingwood et al. 2004, Sharaf et al., 2017).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands, Iran, Tunisia (type locality).

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Check specimen data from AntWeb




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

  • atlantis. Camponotus rubripes r. atlantis Forel, 1890a: lxiii (s.w.q.) TUNISIA. Cagniant, 1966d: 970 (m.). Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1914a: 266; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 91. Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1891b: 20. Raised to species: Emery, 1920b: 255; Emery, 1925b: 91; Santschi, 1931a: 11. Current subspecies: nominal plus atrioris, hesperius, marocanus, nigrovarius.