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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) postcornutus   Clark, 1930 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) postcornutus Clark, 1930a PDF: 121, fig. 1 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

// Distribution


  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 postcornutus ClarkHNS

Worker. HW 2.0 - 4.9; HL 1.9 - 4.2; PW 1.7 - 3.2. Red brown, gaster darker; glossy; posterior corners of head in larger workers taper rearward into blunt protuberances; mesosoma dorsum evenly convex; angle rounded; front and under head, mesosoma, petiole, gaster and coxae with sparse reddish, long erect setae; polymorphic. Major worker. Medial section of anterior clypeal margin mostly straight, feebly projecting anteriorly with broad lateral angles, carina distinct; node summit moderately sharp. Minor worker. Anterior clypeal margin projecting feebly, clypeal carina sharp; PD / D about 2; node summit bluntly rounded.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Mallee, 3 times found in Closed low shrubland, 1 times found in Limestone mallee, sandy, 1 times found in Mallee, 13 inch rainfall, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in White sand, 1 times found in Beach, 1 times found in limestone mallee.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Diurnal foragers, 1 times trunk strays, 1 times sweeping, 1 times soil, 1 times pitfall traps, hole in ground times On trees, in leaf litter, nest, 1 times On tree, 1 times Ground strays, 1 times Foraging on limb of mallee, 1 times Daylight forager on litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Bucket trap, 1 times EUR Site-31, Trap-4.

Elevations: collected at 121 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1929-09-30 and 2015-02-04

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus postcornutus: antweb1008149

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