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Species: Camponotus edmondi   André, 1887 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus edmondi André, 1887 PDF: 281 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Toamasina (=Tamatave), coll. E. André; CASENT0101384; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 49 (s.).
Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus edmondi ernesti.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus edmondi   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 92, (download) 92 8171
Camponotus edmondi nov. sp.  Andre, E., 1887, Description de quelques fourmis nouvelles ou imparfaitement connues., Revista de Entomologia 6, pp. 280-298: 281-282, (download) 281-282 6877
Camponotus edmondi   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: 49-50, (download) 49-50 6734

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 32 times found in littoral rainforest, 15 times found in rainforest, 9 times found in littoral forest, 4 times found in dense humide low alt on the sandy soil, 5 times found in coastal scrub, 2 times found in coastal roadside, 2 times found in cultivated land, 2 times found in beach vegetation on sandy soil, 2 times found in coastal dry forest, 3 times found in secondary rainforest along roadside, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 23 times ex rotten log, 20 times on low vegetation, 14 times ex dead twig above ground, 4 times ground forager(s), 2 times ex dead branch above ground, 1 times ex dead tree stump, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex rotting tree stump, 1 times ex rotten branch on ground, 1 times under log, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Malaise, 7 times beating low vegetation, 7 times GC, 1 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times 7 maxi winks, 1 times JJ Beating, beating low vegetation, 1 times Malaise trap 4, 1 times Malaise trap, 4 traps, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times MW, 10 sifted litter, 1 times pitfall trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1343 meters, 126 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus edmondi: casent0101384; syntype of Camponotus edmondi ernesti: casent0905417

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