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Species: Camponotus mayri   Forel, 1879 

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Cameron, 1891

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Camponotus mayri chimporensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Camponotus mayri Forel, 1879a PDF: 92, pl. 1, fig. 1 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus mayri chimporensis.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus mayri   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 61, (download) 61 3923
Camponotus mayri   Forel, A., 1910, Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 54, pp. 421-458: 451, (download) 451 4026
Camponotus mayri   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: 91, (download) 91 8171
Camponotus mayri   Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56: 41, (download) 41 3788

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 3 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 5 times found in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, open woodland, 5 times found in Kathu Bushveld; Acacia erioloba woodland, 2 times found in Grassland (Maputaland Coastal Belt), 4 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 3 times found in miombo woodland, 2 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in Acacia savanna in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Nest sample ex soil, Hand collected, 15 times Hand collected, 12 times Pitfall trap, 10 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 2 times Sweep netting, 1 times Rotten animal carcass.

Elevations: collected from 8 - 1614 meters, 974 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus mayri: casent0910445

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