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Species: Camponotus clarior   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus nigriceps var. clarior Forel, 1902j PDF: 506 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Camponotus pallidiceps: Wheeler, 1933b PDF: 23.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Camponotus nigriceps: Clark, 1934c PDF: 71; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 117.
Raised to species: McArthur & Adams, 1996: 20.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: McArthur, A. J., 2007, A key to Camponotus Mayr of Australia., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 290-351

Camponotus clarior ForelHNS

Worker. HW 1.90 - 3.90; HL 2.50 - 3.50; PW 1.6 - 2.2. Mostly yellow; under head with plentiful long erect fine setae, mesosoma with scattered golden long fine erect setae (more plentiful anteriorly) interspersed with plentiful flat-lying short setae; tibiae and scapes with short setae raised to 30°; mesosoma dorsum evenly convex; node summit blunt; finely reticulate; polymorphic. Major worker. PD / D about 1.5; head sides convex, tapering forward; eyes flat; metanotum feeble. Minor worker. PD / D 3; Head sides straight parallel; vertex convex; metanotum absent; eyes bulbous.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mallee-spinifex.

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus clarior: casent0910305, casent0910306

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