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Species: Camponotus (Myrmosaulus) piliventris   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Formica piliventris Smith, 1858a PDF: 39 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 4.
Junior synonym of Camponotus suffusus: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 355.
Revived from synonymy: McArthur, 2007b PDF: 320.
See also: McArthur, 2010: 88.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: McArthur, A. J., 2007, A key to Camponotus Mayr of Australia., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 290-351

Camponotus piliventris SmithHNS

Worker. HW 1.6 - 3.5; HL 2.2 - 3.3; FCW 0.5 - 1.0; PW 1.3 - 2.0. Black to dark brown, legs much lighter red-brown; gaster with golden short flat-lying overlapping setae; anterior propodeum raised above metanotum; pronotum and mesonotum evenly convex; scapes and tibiae with plentiful erect setae; anterior clypeal margin median section convex; head finely distinctly punctate, mesonotum more distinctly reticulate; metanotum spiracle directed upward; node anterior and posterior faces feebly convex, summit blunt. Major worker. Head sides posterior half straight, parallel, anterior tapering to front; vertex straight; propodeal dorsum slightly convex, angle well rounded; PD / D about 1; front of head coarsely punctate. Minor worker. Head sides feebly convex, tapering forward; vertex strongly convex; pronotum and mesonotum evenly convex; propodeal dorsum slightly convex; angle well rounded; PD / D about 2; node summit sharp.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Eucalyptus/Callitris woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone.

Elevations: collected at 120 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 1999-01-03

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus piliventris: casent0903547

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