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Species: Camponotus (Myrmentoma) clarithorax   Creighton, 1950 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Camponotus caryae subsp. clarithorax Creighton, 1950a PDF: 386 (s.w.q.m.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. 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.
Status as species: Smith, 1951c PDF: 844; Snelling, 1988 PDF: 61; Bolton, 1995b: 92; Hansen & Klotz, 2005: 88; Ward, 2005 PDF: 62.
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  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: 11 times found in oak woodland, 4 times found in coastal oak woodland, 1 times found in pine/oak woodland, 3 times found in chaparral, 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, 1 times ex branch of Q. tomentella, 3 times on tree trunk, 1 times nest in dead wood on ground, 1 times nest in branch of Quercus pacifica, 1 times in dead pine wood, 1 times in dead oak branch, 1 times ex dead branch of salix, 2 times ex dead branch of Quercus pacifica, 1 times ex dead branch of Baccharis pilularis, 1 times nest in dead oak stump, ...

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

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1761 meters, 344 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1886-09-15 and 2014-11-27

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus marginatus discolor clarithorax: casent0905406, casent0905407

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