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Species: Camponotus (Myrmentoma) rectithorax   Forel, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Camponotus montivagus r. rectithorax Forel, 1895a PDF: 44. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Camponotus nitidus Norton, 1868.
[Junior secondary homonym of Formica nitida Smith, 1859.].
Subspecies of Camponotus montivagus: Emery, 1896j PDF: 375 (in list); Emery, 1925d PDF: 118; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 47; Bolton, 1995b: 120.
Status as species: Mackay & MacKay, 1997b PDF: 331 (redescription); Snelling, 2000 PDF: 608; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012 PDF: 256.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in grassy clearing, cloud forest, 4 times found in cloud forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 2 times found in cloud forest edge, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in second growth mesophyl forest, 1 times found in tropical cloud forest, 1 times found in pasture/pine forest edge, 1 times found in clearing in cloud forest, 1 times found in hardwood forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times beating vegetation, 1 times in dead stalk and in soil, 1 times nest in vertical dead stick, 1 times nest in dead stem, 1 times ex dead branch, 1 times clay loan soil, nest in twig and trunk, sexuals in nest, 1 times foragers, 1 times ex dead twig vine, 1 times ex dead stem, 1 times nocturnal forager, 1 times ex dead twig of vine, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times search, 6 times Beating.

Elevations: collected from 1369 - 2600 meters, 1805 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2003-07-20 and 2016-02-27

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus rectithorax: casent0910425

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