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Species: Camponotus vicinus   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Camponotus vicinus Mayr, 1870b PDF: 940 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1893k PDF: 671 (s.q.); Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 301 (m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1968a PDF: 220 (l.).
Combination in Camponotus (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1914a PDF: 268; in Camponotus (Camponotus): Emery, 1925d PDF: 75; in Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex): Creighton, 1950a PDF: 381.
Revived status as species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 381; Snelling, 1970 PDF: 396.
Material of the unavailable names Camponotus infernalis, Camponotus luteangulus, Camponotus maritimus, Camponotus nitidiventris, Camponotus plorabilis, Camponotus subrostrata referred here by Creighton, 1950a PDF: 381.
material of the unavailable name Camponotus berkeleyensis referred here by Snelling, 1970 PDF: 396.


Nearctic Region: Arizona, California, Canada, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Neotropical Region: Mexico

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 12 times found in pine/oak woodland, 12 times found in chaparral, 7 times found in oak woodland, 6 times found in desert, 0 times found in Pinyon-Cedar-oak woodland, 4 times found in coastal scrub, 1 times found in ponderosa pine forest, 8 times found in conifer forest, 4 times found in gambel oak woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 43 times under stone, 13 times nest under stone, 5 times nest under rock, 2 times nest in lupine root, 5 times under rock, 8 times foragers, 3 times stray foragers, 2 times ground foragers at dusk, 2 times stray forager, 2 times nest in rotten log, 3 times in dead wood on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 119 times Search, 36 times hand collecting, 2 times Under rock, 26 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 0 times Under boulder, 2 times hand coll., 1 times Winkler sifter, 2 times Mercury Vapor Lamp, 0 times Under wood, 0 times log stage 4, 1 times beating, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2926 meters, 1312 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus vicinus: casent0915806; syntype of Camponotus maculatus vicinus nitidiventris: casent0905195; syntype of Camponotus maculatus vicinus subrostrata: casent0909961; syntype of Camponotus maculatus maccooki berkeleyensis: casent0909960; type of Camponotus vicinus: focol0117

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