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Species: Camponotus (Mayria) christi   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus christi Forel, 1886h PDF: 184 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Lectotype minor worker: Centre de Madagascar [Ambatomanjaka, Miarinarivo, -18.766947, 46.869107, 1344 m] (Hildebrandt), AntWeb CASENT0101544 (MHNG). Secondary type information: Paralectotype: 1 minor worker with same data as lectotype but specimen coded: CASENT0101435 (Camboué) (MNHN). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus christi   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 63-64, (download) 63-64 6734
Camponotus christi n. sp.  Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 54-55, (download) 54-55 3923

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 98 times found in rainforest, 47 times found in montane rainforest, 26 times found in mixed tropical forest, 13 times found in forest edge, mixed tropical forest, open area, 12 times found in high altitude rainforest, 5 times found in Lowland rainforest, 5 times found in montane forest, 3 times found in littoral rainforest, 3 times found in tropical forest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, marsh edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 46 times ex rotten log, 18 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 21 times on low vegetation, 3 times canopy moss and leaf litter, 5 times ex rot pocket above ground, 6 times ground forager(s), 4 times ex dead branch above ground, 5 times ex rotting tree stump, 2 times ex dead twig above ground, 3 times sifted litter, 1 times under tree bark, live tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 63 times Malaise trap, 11 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 12 times beating low vegetation, 10 times Malaise, 1 times beating and sweeping, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 5 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 5 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 2 times MW, 25 sifted litter, 2 times general collecting, 1 times Sylvain gc#78-115. general collecting, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1491 meters, 836 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus christi: casent0101544; paralectotype of Camponotus christi: casent0101435

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