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Species: Camponotus (Myrmosaga) gibber   Forel, 1891 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Camponotus quadrimaculatus var. gibber Forel, 1891c PDF: 59 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype minor worker (by designation of Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2022 10.3897/zookeys.1098.73223 PDF: 83). Primary type locality: lectotype Madagascar: Andrangoloaka (Sikora). Primary type depository: MHNG. Primary type specimen: CASENT0101513 (lectotype). Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype minor worker, 1 paralectotype alate queen. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: MHNG. Secondary type specimens: CASENT0101528, CASENT0101537. (Source: Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2022 10.3897/zookeys.1098.73223 PDF: 83.) Type notes: Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2022 10.3897/zookeys.1098.73223 PDF: 83, mention a syntype alate queen, now a paralectotype. However, the species was originally described only from the worker caste and no mention is made of a queen. The original locality data given is Imerină (Rév. Père Camboué, M. Sikora). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 215 (w.); Forel, 1892o PDF: 232 (q.m.)
Combination in Camponotus (Mayria): Emery, 1925d PDF: 122
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus gibber nov. spec.  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: 215-216, (download) 215-216 6734
Camponotus gibrer   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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 73 times found in montane rainforest, 26 times found in rainforest, 11 times found in forest edge, open area, 19 times found in forest edge, mixed tropical forest, open area, 7 times found in montane shrubland, 11 times found in mixed tropical forest, 10 times found in high altitude rainforest, 9 times found in Savannah grassland, 1 times found in savannah woodland, 4 times found in cultivated land (tavy), recent 1-2 years old tavy, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 50 times ex rotten log, 11 times ground forager(s), 4 times ground nest, 7 times on low vegetation, 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times ex rotting tree stump, 2 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times canopy moss and leaf litter, 3 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times ex root mat, ground layer, 1 times ex dead branch above ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 49 times Malaise trap, 12 times Malaise, 4 times beating vegetation, 2 times beating low vegetation, 2 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 2 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times gc camp, 1 times Sylvain gc#78-115. general collecting, 1 times Malaise, canopy trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 1875 meters, 1196 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1926-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2015-02-25 00:00:00.0

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