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Species: Camponotus oceanicus   (Mayr, 1870) 

Classification:
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Current Valid Name:

Colobopsis oceanica

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Colobopsis oceanica Mayr, 1870b PDF: 943 (q.) FIJI IS. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

Endemic to the Fijian Islands.

Biology:

Camponotus oceanicus is known only from the single queen described by Mayr in 1870. It has not been recorded since. The distinguishing feature of the specimen, according to Mayr, is the particularly broad clypeus and the particularly low petiolar node. It is one of the very few species that Mann was not able to find, and the recent survey also failed to recover any specimens matching the description. It is possible that the queen belongs to C. polynesicus, but examination of the type would be required to confirm its current status.

Identification:

The distinguishing feature of C. oceanicus, according to Mayr, is the particularly broad clypeus and the particularly low petiolar node.

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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