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Species: Camponotus coloratus   Forel, 1904 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Camponotus melanoticus var. colorata Forel, 1904d: 49 (s.w.q.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history


Paraguay: Boquerón

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wild, A. L., 2007:
Boquerón (ALWC). Literature records: “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Kempf 1972). NEW STATUS .
Camponotus melanoticus v. colorata Forel 1904a: 49. [ holotype w examined, MHNG ; Ciénaga , Columbia ] .
Camponotus (Myrmoturba) melanoticus var. colorata Forel . Bruch 1914: 229.
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) substitutus var. colorata Forel . Emery 1925: 83.
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) substitutus var. coloratus Forel . Kempf 1972: 72.
Camponotus coloratus cannot be considered conspecific with C. substitutus . Both ants are locally sympatric in the Paraguayan chaco without signs of hybridization. These species share a similar striking bicoloration (see discussion under C. substitutus ), but workers of C. coloratus , in addition to being on average larger than workers of C. substitutus , have disproportionately longer legs, a more opaque microsculpture, and considerably reduced pilosity with the sides of the head of the major bearing fewer than 5 standing setae. Paraguayan material is lighter in color and with a broader head in the major caste than Forel’s type from Colombia, but given the allopatric nature of the variation I see no reason to divide C. coloratus further.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in moist forest and second growth veg., 1 times found in semi-desert, dry scrub

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 3 times search

Elevations: collected from 5 - 800 meters, 268 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus coloratus: casent0910024; paralectotype of Camponotus coloratus: casent0910025

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