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Species: Camponotus (Myrmotrema) grandidieri   Forel, 1886 

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See Also:

Camponotus grandidieri eumendax, Camponotus grandidieri ruspolii

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) grandidieri Forel, 1886c PDF: ciii (s.w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: MADAGASCAR (Voeltzkow); CASENT0101121; NHMB AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 39 (s.); Forel, 1892o: 232 (m.); Forel, 1912l PDF: 166 (q.).
Revived status as species: Forel, 1914a PDF: 270.
Current subspecies: nominal plus C. g. eumendax, C. g. ruspolii.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Europa Island, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus grandidieri n. sp.  Forel, A., 1886, Diagnosies provisoires de quelques espèces nouvelles de fourmis de Madagascar, récoltées par M. Grandidier., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique, Comptes-rendus des Seances 30, pp. 101-106: 103, (download) 103 3920
Camponotus grandidieri   Forel, A., 1909, Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 53, pp. 51-73: 55, (download) 55 4018
Camponotus grandidieri   Forel, A., 1892, Hymenopteres 2 (supplement au 28 fascicule). Les Formicides., Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. 20., Paris: Unknown Publisher, pp. 232-280: 232, (download) 232 8239
Camponotus grandidieri   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 39-40, (download) 39-40 6734
Camponotus grandidieri   Emery, C., 1894, Mission scientifique de M. Ch. Alluaud aux îles Séchelles (mars, avril, mai 1892). 2 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 63, pp. 67-72: 72, (download) 72 3771
Camponotus grandidieri   Santschi, F., 1915, Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 84, pp. 244-282: 275, (download) 275 3651
Camponotus grandidieri   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 57, (download) 57 3923

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 48 times found in coastal scrub, 33 times found in urban/garden, 18 times found in urban garden, 14 times found in dry forest, 17 times found in mixed forest, 11 times found in littoral rainforest, 12 times found in tropical dry forest, 12 times found in rainforest, 10 times found in forest, 8 times found in mangrove, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 101 times on low vegetation, 33 times ground forager(s), 25 times ex rotten log, 25 times ex dead twig above ground, 16 times ex dead branch above ground, 7 times on tree trunk, 5 times ex rot pocket above ground, 4 times ex dead tree stump, 2 times ex rotten branch on ground, 2 times ex dead bamboo, 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 34 times Malaise trap, 15 times beating low vegetation, 10 times Malaise, 1 times Beating "Rabbit Pan, 3 times beating, 5 times sweeping, 5 times at light, 4 times GC, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times pitfall traps, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1600 meters, 131 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1901-12-31 and 2016-08-03

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus foraminosus auropubens: casent0910475; Lectotype of Camponotus grandidieri: casent0101121; Lectotype of Camponotus grandidieri atrabilis: casent0101122; Lectotype of Camponotus grandidieri comorensis: casent0101124, casent0101125; not part of type series: casent0911862; paralectotype of Camponotus foraminosus auropubens: casent0911819; paralectotype of Camponotus grandidieri: casent0101120, casent0101368, casent0101369, casent0101370, casent0101371; paralectotype of Camponotus grandidieri atrabilis: casent0101123, casent0102452; type of Camponotus foraminosus r. aldabrensis: casent0104619

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