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Species: Camponotus (Myrmosaga) cervicalis   Roger, 1863 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Camponotus cervicalis Roger, 1863a PDF: 134 (s.w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype minor worker (by designation of Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2022 10.3897/zookeys.1098.73223 PDF: 71). Primary type locality: lectotype Madagascar (Humboldt). Primary type depository: NHMB. Primary type specimen: CASENT0101178 (lectotype). Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 3 paralectotype minor workers, 2 paralectotype major workers. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depositories: MHNG, ZMHB. Secondary type specimens: CASENT0101551, CASENT0101552, CASENT0104634, CASENT0101704, CASENT0101779. (Source: Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2022 10.3897/zookeys.1098.73223 PDF: 71.) AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 19 (s.q.m.)
Status as species: Roger, 1863b PDF: 2; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 458; Forel, 1891c PDF: 19 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 224; Emery, 1896j PDF: 370 (in list); Wheeler, 1922: 1042; Emery, 1925d PDF: 84; Bolton, 1995b: 91; Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2022 10.3897/zookeys.1098.73223 PDF: 71 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus cervicalis nov. sp.  Roger, J., 1863, Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses, nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegeben Beschreibungen., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7, pp. 131-214: 134-135, (download) 134-135 4101
Camponotus cervicalis   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: 19-22, (download) 19-22 6734

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in littoral rainforest, 14 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in littoral forest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in Uapaca woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 17 times ex rotten log, 3 times ex rotting tree stump, 3 times In rotting coconut stem, 3 times ground forager(s), 2 times ex rot pocket above ground, 1 times canopy moss and leaf litter, 1 times under tree bark, live tree, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times GC, 4 times Malaise trap, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 1 times 7 maxi winks, 1 times Malaise trap, 4 traps, 1 times unknown.

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1513 meters, 317 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1917-07-01 00:00:00.0 and 2011-05-05 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Camponotus cervicalis: casent0101561; Lectotype of Camponotus cervicalis: casent0101178; Lectotype of Camponotus gaullei: casent0101179; Lectotype of Camponotus gerberti: casent0102310; Lectotype of Camponotus perroti: casent0101350; paralectotype of Camponotus cervicalis: casent0101551, casent0101552, casent0101704, casent0101779, casent0104634; paralectotype of Camponotus gerberti: casent0102309, casent0102311; paralectotype of Camponotus perroti: casent0101351

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