Camponotus microcephalus

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Camponotus microcephalus
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. microcephalus
Binomial name
Camponotus microcephalus
Carpenter, 1930

The generic placement of C. microcephalus is doubtful, as 1RS in the wing drawing is at an angle to 1M. Additional study will be required to determine the correct treatment of this taxon (Perfilieva, 2022).



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




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

  • microcephalus. †Camponotus microcephalus Carpenter, 1930: 60, pl. 6, fig. 4; pl. 11, fig. 8 (q.) U.S.A. (Colorado, Florissant, Eocene).
    • Status as species: Burnham, 1979: 116; Bolton, 1995b: 111.