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Species: Camponotus cinctellus   (Gerstäcker, 1859) 

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See Also:

Camponotus cinctellus_cf, Camponotus cinctellus belliceps

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica cinctella Gerstäcker, 1859: 262 (w.q.m.) MOZAMBIQUE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Gerstäcker, 1862: 510.].
Arnold, 1924 PDF: 689 (s.).
Revived status as species: Santschi, 1939c PDF: 10.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus cinctellus belliceps.

Taxon Page Images:

Camponotus cinctellus.  Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; 25th July 2016. Photos by Philip Herbst; collections by Ricky Taylor


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Grassland, 1 times found in Eastern Coastal Belt Forest, 1 times found in Savanna, 1 times found in montane rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times under stone, 1 times in the soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Pitfall trap, 1 times By hand.

Elevations: collected from 11 - 1550 meters, 595 meters average

Type specimens: Syntype: sam-hym-c001984; syntype of Camponotus cinctellus: casent0905349; type of Camponotus cinctellus: focol2474, focol2475, focol2476, focol2477; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Camponotus rufoglaucus cinctellus rufigenis: casent0910322, casent0910323; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Camponotus rufoglaucus cinctellus ustithorax: casent0910324, casent0910325; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Camponotus rufoglaucus cinctellus vertex: casent0911761, casent0911762

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