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Species: Camponotus lauensis   Mann, 1921 

Classification:
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Note: Not a Valid Taxon Name


Current Valid Name:

Colobopsis lauensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus (Myrmogonia) lauensis Mann, 1921 PDF: 488, fig. 35 (w.) FIJI IS. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Biology:

Camponotus lauensis is a distinctive species recognizable by the submargined posterolateral corners of the head that appear dorsoventrally pinched, in combination with the robust mesonotal keel that forms an acute posterior tooth overhanging the petiole. The species remains known only from the type series, and is thus far the only ant species that can be considered endemic to the Lau Group.

References:

Mann, W.M. (1921) The ants of the Fiji Islands. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 64, 401-499.
Sarnat, E.M. & Economo, E.P. (In Press) Ants of Fiji. University of California Publications in Entomology. 


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