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Species: Camponotus (Myrmopelta) chrysurus   Gerstäcker, 1871 

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See Also:

Camponotus chrysurus acutisquamis, Camponotus chrysurus apellis, Camponotus chrysurus securifer, Camponotus chrysurus yvonnae

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Camponotus chrysurus Gerstäcker, 1871: 355 (w.) KENYA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1899c PDF: 308 (s.); Santschi, 1914b PDF: 135 (q.); Forel, 1915c PDF: 350 (q.).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1913h

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus chrysurus   Forel, A., 1909, Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 53, pp. 51-73: 67, (download) 67 4018
Camponotus chrysurus   Forel, A., 1899, Trois notices myrmicologiques., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 43, pp. 303-310: 308-309, (download) 308-309 3967
Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) chrysurus   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 135, (download) 135 8111

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in miombo woodland, 4 times found in primary forest, 3 times found in Tropical forest, closed times found in savanna, closed riverine times found in savanna, open times found in woodland, 1 times found in arboretum, 1 times found in Closed Miombo Woodland, 1 times found in Open Miombo woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on low vegetation (foraging on tree trunks and low foliage), 1 times ex soil, 1 times Canopy, cover 80%, 1 times Canopy 65%, 1 times 0.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand collected, 1 times Pitfall, 2 times Canopy fogging, 2 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Light Trap, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times Sweep netting, 1 times Bait, 1 times Can. fog. by night, 1 times Dead wood.

Elevations: collected from 272 - 1989 meters, 1077 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1917-02-12 and 2017-11-27

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus chrysurus: casent0905421; type of Camponotus chrysurus: focol1786, focol2467

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