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Species: Camponotus (Camponotus) clarithorax   Creighton, 1950 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Camponotus caryae subsp. clarithorax Creighton, 1950a PDF: 386 (s.w.q.m.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype major and minor workers, syntype queens, syntype males (numbers not stated). Primary type locality: U.S.A.: California, Los Angeles (T. Pergande) (by restriction of Creighton, 1950a PDF: 386). Primary type depositories: AMNH, LACM, MCZC, MSNG, USNM. Type notes: Other original syntype locality: U.S.A.: California, San Jacinto (T. Pergande). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Camponotus marginatus discolor clarithorax Emery, 1893; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896j PDF: 373 (in list); Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 343; Wheeler, 1910i PDF: 231; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 572; Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 558; Wheeler, 1917c PDF: 28; Emery, 1925d PDF: 117.
Subspecies of Camponotus caryae: Smith, 1979: 1431.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68

Camponotus clarithorax CreightonHNS 1950a

E2 [endemic to California floristic province (Hickman, 1993)]

Based on unavailable name clarithorax EmeryHNS 1893k.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in oak woodland, 4 times found in chaparral, 4 times found in coastal oak woodland, 1 times found in pine/oak woodland, 1 times found in coastal sage scrub, 1 times found in coastal strand/dune, 4 times found in lightly wooded suburb, 1 times found in riparian woodland, 1 times found in pine woodland, 3 times found in live-oak grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times ex live oak tree, 5 times on tree trunk, 1 times ex branch of Q. tomentella, 2 times ex dead branch of Quercus pacifica, 1 times nest in dead wood on ground, 1 times nest in branch of Quercus pacifica, 1 times ex dead branch of salix, 1 times ex dead branch of Baccharis pilularis, 1 times nest in dead oak stump, 3 times dead, half-buried manzanita branch, 1 times in dead pine wood, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times hand collecting, 2 times hand coll., 4 times stick trap, 2 times search, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times pitfall traps, 1 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 1 times funnel flight trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1761 meters, 393 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1886-09-15 00:00:00.0 and 2021-04-20 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Camponotus marginatus discolor clarithorax: casent0905406, casent0905407

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