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Species: Camponotus (Myrmosericus) rufoglaucus   (Jerdon, 1851) 

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See Also:

Camponotus rufoglaucus controversus, Camponotus rufoglaucus latericius, Camponotus rufoglaucus syphax, Camponotus rufoglaucus tenuis, Camponotus rufoglaucus zanzibaricus, Camponotus rufoglaucus zulu

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 6 valid subspecies

Formica rufoglauca Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 124 (w.) INDIA (Karnataka). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Duplicated in Jerdon, 1854b PDF: 107.]
Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 3.
Status as species: Smith, 1858a PDF: 16; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 420; Roger, 1863b PDF: 3; Smith, 1871a PDF: 303; Forel, 1892k PDF: 237; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 250; Mayr, 1893b PDF: 195; Emery, 1893h PDF: 252; Forel, 1895e PDF: 227; Emery, 1895i PDF: 48 (in key); Emery, 1896j PDF: 372 (in list); Mayr, 1897 PDF: 432; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 363; Mayr, 1907b PDF: 20; Forel, 1908b PDF: 6; Forel, 1911c PDF: 227; Karavaiev, 1911b PDF: 12; Forel, 1913l PDF: 129; Wheeler, 1921c PDF: 545; Wheeler, 1922: 246, 966; Wheeler, 1923c PDF: 6; Arnold, 1924 PDF: 689; Emery, 1925d PDF: 105; Wheeler, 1927g PDF: 115; Menozzi, 1930h PDF: 328; Mukerjee, 1930 PDF: 159; Finzi, 1936 PDF: 190; Finzi, 1939a PDF: 160; Finzi, 1940 PDF: 164; Donisthorpe, 1942d: 458; Weber, 1943d PDF: 336; Donisthorpe, 1943b PDF: 204; Arnold, 1947 PDF: 136; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 238; Cagniant, 1964 PDF: 91; Collingwood, 1970b: 381; Barquín, 1981: 411; Bolton, 1995b: 121; Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 70; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000 PDF: 354; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005 PDF: 15; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006 PDF: 109; Pfeiffer et al., 2011 PDF: 38; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 69; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 29; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 205; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 40 (see note in bibliography); Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 25; Jaitrong et al., 2016 PDF: 28.
[Note: Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 72, lists Camponotus micans as senior synonym of Camponotus rufoglaucus. Error because, (i) Camponotus rufoglaucus has priority, (ii) the two have never otherwise been considered synonymous, either before or after 1978.]

Taxon Page Images:

A worker in temporary Cryogenic sleep
in Trincomaleee, Sri Lanka
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Canary Islands, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
    Europe: Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Closed undifferentiated woodland, 2 times found in miombo woodland, 1 times found in wooded Savanna.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Hand collected, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 324 - 1388 meters, 899 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1899-06-01 and 2013-03-22

Type specimens: type of Camponotus rufoglaucus erythropus: focol2482

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