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Species: Camponotus atriceps   (Smith, 1858) 

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Camponotus atriceps nocens

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica atriceps Smith, 1858a PDF: 44 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1862c PDF: 285.
Senior synonym of Camponotus taeniatus: Mayr, 1870a PDF: 378.
Oldest synonym of, and hence first available replacement name for, Formica abdominalis Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 409, designated by Bolton, 1995b: 86.
[Junior primary homonym of Formica abdominalis Latreille, 1802a: 175.].
Junior synonyms attached to Camponotus abdominalis [missing reference] Fabricius, [no year] by Hashmi, 1973b: 82-83 are transferred to Camponotus atriceps, which hence is senior synonym of: Camponotus atricipitoesuriens, Camponotus costaricensis, Camponotus cupiens, Camponotus depressidens, Camponotus epistomatus, Camponotus esuriens (and its junior synonym Camponotus vulpinus), Camponotus fuchsae, Camponotus fulvacea, Camponotus fumata, Camponotus laevilata, Camponotus mediopallidus, Camponotus rabidus, Camponotus romani, Camponotus stercorarius, Camponotus taeniatus, Camponotus transvectus, Camponotus ustulatus.
Material of the unavailable names Camponotus defrictus, Camponotus flavobasalis, Camponotus luisae, Camponotus misionensis, Camponotus panamanus, referred to Camponotus abdominalis [missing reference] Fabricius, [no year] by Hashmi, 1973b: 82, is here referred to Camponotus atriceps.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus atriceps nocens.
(status uncertain, see Hashmi, 1973b: 120).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical bioregions

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus atriceps   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 27, (download) 27 21367
Camponotus atriceps   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 660, (download) 660 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 32 times found in lowland wet forest, 26 times found in tropical moist forest, 21 times found in lowland rainforest, 9 times found in lowland tropical rain forest, 18 times found in tropical rainforest, 12 times found in Port of entry, 14 times found in 2º wet forest, 4 times found in pine/oak forest, 12 times found in wet forest, 9 times found in montane wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 61 times ex sifted leaf litter, 35 times beating vegetation, 35 times at bait, 25 times Malaise trap, 9 times mercury vapor lamp, 7 times strays, 2 times ex carton nest, 1 times nest under bark of dead root, 4 times STR, 2 times nest in dead stem, 3 times beating veg., ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 75 times search, 23 times hand collecting, 48 times MiniWinkler, 37 times Beating, 36 times Baiting, 30 times Malaise, 11 times blacklight, 12 times Red de golpeo, 10 times flight intercept trap, 10 times MaxiWinkler, 8 times direct collection, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 2290 meters, 572 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Camponotus atriceps: casent0903607; Holotype of Formica esuriens: casent0903608; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis costaricensis: casent0910333, casent0910334; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis cupiens: casent0910335, casent0910336; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis cupiens luisae: casent0911794; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis cupiens misionensis: casent0911795, casent0911796; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis depressidens: casent0911799, casent0911800; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis epistomatus: casent0911801; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis floridanus defrictus: casent0911797, casent0911798; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis floridanus panamanus: casent0911805; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis fuchsae: casent0910337, casent0910338; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis laevilata: casent0911802; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis mediopallidus: casent0910339, casent0910340; syntype of Camponotus abdominalis mediopallidus flavobasalis: casent0911803, casent0911804; syntype of Camponotus atriceps stercorarius: casent0910343; syntype of Camponotus atriceps ustulatus: casent0910341, casent0910342; Type of unavailable (unpublished?) quadrinomial: Camponotus abdominalis stercorarius bahai: casent0910344

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