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Species: Camponotus (Myrmepomis) sericeiventris   (Guérin-Méneville, 1838) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 5 valid subspecies

Formica sericeiventris Guérin-Méneville, 1838 PDF: 205 (w.) BRAZIL (Rio de Janeiro). Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1862 PDF: 667 (q.); Mariano et al., 2001: 272 (k.).
Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 667.
Status as species: Smith, 1858a PDF: 46; Smith, 1862b PDF: 29; Mayr, 1862 PDF: 667; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 401; Roger, 1863b PDF: 5; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 36; Mayr, 1870a PDF: 376 (in key); Emery, 1878a PDF: ix (in list); Forel, 1879a PDF: 108; Forel, 1885a PDF: 347; Forel, 1886a PDF: 217; Emery, 1888c PDF: 364; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 251; von Jhering, 1894 PDF: 372; Forel, 1895b PDF: 104; Emery, 1896j PDF: 377 (in list); Forel, 1899b PDF: 155; Forel, 1899j: 274; Forel, 1904c PDF: 381; Forel, 1906d PDF: 249; Wheeler, 1907b PDF: 277; Forel, 1907h PDF: 13; Forel, 1908 PDF: 415; Forel, 1911e PDF: 310; Santschi, 1912e PDF: 534; Santschi, 1913h PDF: 43; Bruch, 1914 PDF: 230; Mann, 1916 PDF: 481; Santschi, 1916e PDF: 399; Luederwaldt, 1918 PDF: 51; Wheeler, 1923a PDF: 5; Emery, 1925d PDF: 171; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 160; Menozzi, 1927c PDF: 268; Wheeler, 1931d PDF: 91 (redescription); Eidmann, 1936b PDF: 98; Stitz, 1937b PDF: 135; Kusnezov, 1952f PDF: 223; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 48; Zolessi et al., 1988: 6; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 123; Wild, 2007b PDF: 28; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012 PDF: 256; Bezděčková et al., 2015 PDF: 113; Mackay & MacKay, 2019 PDF: 767.
[Note: all the synonymising authors above give Camponotus sericeiventris as the senior synonym, but Camponotus cuneata properly had priority. Authors before Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF, gave no publication date for Camponotus sericeiventris, but Dalla Torre incorrectly dated it as 1830, and this incorrect date was copied by all the later synonymising authors listed. Kempf, 1972b PDF: 48, was the first to provide the correct publication date for Camponotus sericeiventris (1838), by which time Camponotus cuneata had become a nomen oblitum.]
Senior synonym of Camponotus cuneata (nomen oblitum): Kempf, 1972b PDF: 48; Bolton, 1995b: 123.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus sericeiventris   Forel, A., 1911, Ameisen des Herrn Prof. v. Ihering aus Brasilien (Sao Paulo usw.) nebst einigen anderen aus Südamerika und Afrika (Hym.)., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1911, pp. 285-312: 310, (download) 310 4029
Camponotus sericeiventris   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 28, (download) 28 21367
Camponotus (Myrmolophus)   Emery, C., 1920, Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de sa subdivision en sous-genres., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 8, pp. 229-260: 237-238, (download) 237-238 3884
Camponotus sericeiventris   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 14, (download) 14 3994
Camponotus sericeiventris   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 667-668, (download) 667-668 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in montane wet forest, 9 times found in rainforest, 10 times found in tropical wet forest, 11 times found in tropical moist forest, 11 times found in tropical rainforest, 9 times found in lowland rainforest, 6 times found in lowland tropical rain forest, 8 times found in lowland wet forest, 7 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 4 times found in roadside vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 33 times at bait, 21 times beating vegetation, 10 times Malaise trap, 6 times strays, 5 times foragers, 5 times Sobre Vegetacion, 3 times on low vegetation, 1 times nuptial flight, 1 times rocks near stream, 3 times flight intercept trap, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times Search, 33 times Baiting, 21 times Beating, 18 times Malaise, 8 times hand collecting, 5 times Fogging, 4 times direct collection, 5 times Sweeping, 4 times flight intercept trap, 4 times Hojarasca berlese, 3 times Malaise trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2660 meters, 353 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1937-12-01 00:00:00.0 and 2019-10-05 00:00:00.0

Type specimens:

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