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Species: Camponotus (Myrmotrema) foraminosus   Forel, 1879 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 5 valid subspecies

Camponotus foraminosus Forel, 1879a PDF: 87 (s.) SENEGAL. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Senegal: Cap-Vert [Cap Verd] coll. Saussure AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Emery, 1886b PDF: 358; Forel, 1886h PDF: 174; Forel, 1891c PDF: 40 (in text); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 231; Mayr, 1893b PDF: 195; Forel, 1894b PDF: 67; Emery, 1894j: 46; Emery, 1895i PDF: 54; Mayr, 1895 PDF: 150; Emery, 1896j PDF: 376 (in list); Emery, 1898a PDF: 227; Mayr, 1907b PDF: 21; Forel, 1910c PDF: 272; Santschi, 1910c PDF: 393; Stitz, 1910: 149; Forel, 1911g PDF: 291; Forel, 1913f PDF: 671; Forel, 1915c PDF: 350; Santschi, 1915c PDF: 268 (in key); Forel, 1916 PDF: 443; Wheeler, 1922: 249, 978, 1050; Emery, 1925d PDF: 131; Santschi, 1925h PDF: 168; Santschi, 1930b PDF: 57; Bernard, 1953b PDF: 263; Bolton, 1995b: 100; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 205; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 31 (see note in bibliography).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania
    Asia: Oman, Saudi Arabia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus foraminosus   Emery, C., 1886, Alcune formiche africane., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 18, pp. 355-366: 358, (download) 358 3744
Camponotus foraminosus   Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 67, (download) 67 3950
Camponotus foraminosus   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 136, (download) 136 8111
Camponotus foraminosus   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 44, (download) 44 3923
Camponotus foraminosus subsp. ruspolii n. st.  Forel, A., 1892, Liste der aus dem Somaliland von Hrn. Prof. Dr. Conr. Keller aus der Expedition des Prinzen Ruspoli im August und September 1891 zurà ¼ ckgebrachten Ameisen., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 8, pp. 349-354: 349-350, (download) 349-350 3934

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 24 times found in Tropical Forest, 9 times found in Swamp, 1 times found in Garden, 1 times found in Primary Forest, 2 times found in Secondary forest, 1 times found in ground water forest, 1 times found in riparian vegetation, 1 times found in riparian vegetation (scrubland), 1 times found in tropical moist forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times in Raphia, 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times Foraging on tree, 1 times nest in trunk of tree, rot hole.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times Malaise, 2 times Hand collected, 1 times Arboreal Trap, 1 times beating vegetation (1 hour), 1 times Hand, 1 times beating vegetation (2 hours).

Elevations: collected from 19 - 1427 meters, 1036 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1951-10-20 00:00:00.0 and 2021-10-17 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus foraminosus: casent0910477, casent0910478

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