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Species: Camponotus oasium   Forel, 1890 

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Camponotus oasium ninivae

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Camponotus rubripes r. oasium Forel, 1890b PDF: lxv (s.w.q.) ALGERIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1902a PDF: 158 (m.).
Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 245.
Revived status as species: Collingwood, 1961a PDF: 75.
Senior synonym of Camponotus bactrianus, Camponotus ninivae, Camponotus ruzskyellus: Radchenko, 1997D: 809.
See also: Tohmé & Tohmé, 2000B PDF: 387.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Benin, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Senegal
    Asia: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Oman
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus oasium   Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61: 43-44, (download) 43-44 21622
Camponotus oasium   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 154-159, (download) 154-159 21820

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Savannah, 7 times found in Gallery For., 6 times found in Cultives, 4 times found in Second. For., 1 times found in Savannah Forest, 2 times found in Rural area, 2 times found in Savannah For..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Nest und.stone, 1 times Aband. term. nest, 1 times ex. rotten log, 1 times aband.term.n.tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times Hand, 3 times Pitfall, 2 times Winkler, 2 times Bait, 2 times by hand.

Elevations: collected from 34 - 1964 meters, 406 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Camponotus bactrianus: casent0917221, casent0917251; paratype of Camponotus thoracicus ninivae: casent0911141; syntype of Camponotus thoracicus ninivae: casent0917224, casent0917225; syntype of Camponotus maculatus ruzskyellus: casent0910314; type of Camponotus bactrianus: focol1851-1, focol1851-2

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