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Species: Camponotus terebrans   (Lowne, 1865) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Formica terebrans Lowne, 1865a PDF: 278 (s.w.q.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Camponotus testaceipes (Smith, 1858). [Junior primary homonym of Formica testaceipes Leach, 1825 (Emery, 1921a PDF: 24).].
[Note: Camponotus terebrans (Lowne, 1865) junior synonym of Camponotus testaceipes (Smith, 1858) (synonymy by Mayr, 1876 PDF: 65); hence Camponotus terebrans (Lowne, 1865) first available replacement name (Bolton, 1995b: 126).].
Junior synonym of Camponotus testaceipes (Smith, 1858): Mayr, 1876 PDF: 65; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 254; Emery, 1896j PDF: 372 (in list); Emery, 1925d PDF: 102; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 120; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 15.
Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 126; McArthur et al., 1998 PDF: 587 (redescription); Shattuck & McArthur, 2002: 82 (redescription); McArthur, 2007b PDF: 310; Heterick, 2009 PDF: 61; McArthur, 2010: 48; McArthur, 2014: 96.
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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 terebrans LowneHNS

Worker. HW 1.1 - 3.6; HL 1.3 - 3.28; PW 0.9 - 2.0. Head redbrown to black, mesosoma and node yellow to brown, gaster darker than mesosoma, legs lighter; propodeum with 10 to 25 erect setae; sparse short flat-lying setae on head and gaster; node summit angular. Major worker. Medial section of anterior clypeal margin straight, with rectangular corners; propodeum straight, angle well rounded; node summit sharp. Minor worker. Anterior clypeal margin medial section convex, strongly projecting; dorsal propodeum surface straight; node summit blunt.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in dry sclerophyll, 3 times found in low mallee, 3 times found in low shrubs, 2 times found in low Eucalyptus woodland, 2 times found in dry sandy sclerophyll, 2 times found in scrub heath, 2 times found in eucalypt woodland, grass, 1 times found in Scrub heath, alluvial soil, 2 times found in low shrubs on sand, agricultural area, 2 times found in tall Eucalyptus forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times Nest, 3 times Under stone, 2 times On ground, 2 times mound nest, 2 times in sand, 1 times under stones, 2 times under log, 2 times soil, 1 times Noctural foragers at honey bait, 1 times Nest under rock, 1 times Nest under dead log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Pitfall, 4 times By hand, 30pm times about 6, 1 times Dry pits, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 300 meters, 176 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1929-09-30 and 2012-03-27

Type specimens: Holotype of Formica testaceipes: casent0903534; syntype: anic32-017680; syntype of Camponotus myoporus: antweb1008148; syntype of Camponotus terebrans: casent0903533; syntype of Camponotus latrunculus victoriensis: casent0911963, casent0911964

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