Camponotus fuscipennis

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Camponotus fuscipennis
Temporal range: Late Eocene
Florissant, Colorado, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. fuscipennis
Binomial name
Camponotus fuscipennis
Carpenter, 1930



This taxon was described from Florissant, Colorado, United States (Late Eocene).



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

  • fuscipennis. †Camponotus fuscipennis Carpenter, 1930: 59, pl. 5, fig. 4; pl. 11, fig. 6 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 101.
    • Senior synonym of †carpenteri: new synonymy, unpublished.
    • [Note: †Camponotus carpenteri Özdikmen, 2010a: 525, is an unnecessary replacement name; hence an automatic junior synonym of †fuscipennis.]
  • carpenteri. †Camponotus carpenteri Özdikmen, 2010a: 525.
    • Unnecessary replacement name for †Camponotus fuscipennis Carpenter, 1930: 59; hence junior synonym of †fuscipennis: new synonymy, unpublished.
    • [Note: †fuscipennis Carpenter is not a junior homonym; hence †carpenteri is automatically a junior synonym of †fuscipennis).]



  • Dlussky, G. M. 1997b. Genera of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Baltic amber. Paleontol. Zh. 31: 616-627 (page 624, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 216, worker, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 136, fig. 56 queen described)