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Species: Camponotus foraminosus   Forel, 1879 

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See Also:

Camponotus foraminosus chrysogaster, Camponotus foraminosus cuitensis, Camponotus foraminosus deductus, Camponotus foraminosus dorsalis, Camponotus foraminosus flavus, Camponotus foraminosus honorus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 6 valid subspecies

Camponotus foraminosus Forel, 1879a PDF: 87 (s.) CAPE VERDE IS. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1913f PDF: 671 (q.); Forel, 1916 PDF: 444 (q.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1953e PDF: 196 (l.).
See also: Forel, 1910c PDF: 272.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cabo Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Mozambique
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus foraminosus   Emery, C., 1886, Alcune formiche africane., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 18, pp. 355-366: 358, (download) 358 3744
Camponotus foraminosus   Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 67, (download) 67 3950
Camponotus foraminosus   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 136, (download) 136 8111
Camponotus foraminosus   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 44, (download) 44 3923
Camponotus foraminosus subsp. ruspolii n. st.  Forel, A., 1892, Liste der aus dem Somaliland von Hrn. Prof. Dr. Conr. Keller aus der Expedition des Prinzen Ruspoli im August und September 1891 zurà ¼ ckgebrachten Ameisen., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 8, pp. 349-354: 349-350, (download) 349-350 3934

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Swamp, 2 times found in Secondary forest, 1 times found in riparian vegetation (scrubland), 1 times found in tropical moist forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times in Raphia, 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times nest in trunk of tree, rot hole.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times beating vegetation (1 hour), 1 times beating vegetation (2 hours).

Elevations: collected from 35 - 40 meters, 37 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus foraminosus: casent0910477, casent0910478

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