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Species: Camponotus prostans   Forel, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus nigriceps subsp. prostans Forel, 1910b PDF: 72 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Camponotus nigriceps obnigra prostans Forel, 1907j PDF: 301; unavailable name.].
Junior synonym of Camponotus lividipes: Wheeler, 1933b PDF: 23; Clark, 1934c PDF: 71.
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: [missing reference] Taylor, 1987: 14; McArthur & Adams, 1996: 40.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: McArthur, A. J., 2007, A key to Camponotus Mayr of Australia., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 290-351

Camponotus prostans ForelHNS

Worker. HW 1.90 - 2.00; HL 2.60 - 3.60; PW 1.5 - 2.2. Black head; under head with a few long erect setae, more with minor workers; mesosoma with a few scattered golden long fine erect setae; mesosoma with plentiful flat-lying short setae; tibiae and scapes with short setae raised to 30°; mesosoma dorsum evenly convex; node summit sharp; finely reticulate; polymorphic. Major worker. PD / D about 1.5; head sides convex, tapering forward; metanotum marked by fine lines; eyes flat. Minor worker. PD / D 3; head sides straight, parallel; vertex convex; metanotum absent; eyes bulbous.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in Eucalyptus open-forest, 1 times found in tree heath, 1 times found in heath, 1 times found in heath in gully, 1 times found in low granit outcrop in Karri forest, 1 times found in Mixed native/exotic veg., semi-rural environ., 1 times found in Sandplain heath.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground nest, 1 times On ground, 2 times nest in termite mound, 2 times nest in soil under stone, 1 times Path nr. house, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times Nest, 1 times in soil under stone, 1 times in soil under log, 1 times Foragers on soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Pitfall, 1 times By hand.

Elevations: collected from 70 - 500 meters, 331 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus prostans: casent0910311, casent0910312; type of Camponotus nigriceps subsp. obniger var. prostans: focol2451

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