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Species: Camponotus (Myrmespera) cuneiscapus   Forel, 1910 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Camponotus cuneiscapus Forel, 1910e PDF: 29, pl. 1, fig. 2 (s.w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1924 PDF: 679 (q.).

Taxon Page Images:

Camponotus cuneiscapus - worker and queen. Salmanslaagte, Cederberg, South Africa; 16 June 2016. Photos by Philip Herbst; collections by Peter Slingsby

// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Namibia, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295

56. - Camponotus (Camponotus) cuneiscapusHNS For.

Chez cette espece, les macrochetes du clypeus sont inseres sur son bord anterieur comme chez les CamponotusHNS des autres sous-genres, sauf dans le S. G. MyrmopsammusHNS For. ou ils sont inseres sur une crete transversale situee au tiers posterieur environ de l'epistome et le long du bord interne des mandibules.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Succulent Karoo on shale, 5 times found in Nama Karoo on dolerite soils, 4 times found in Natural Renosterveld on tillite, 1 times found in Fynbos, 2 times found in Karoid scrub on road verge, 1 times found in Koedoesberge- Moordenaars Karoo. Karoo plain, slightly North facing. Nesting in soil under rock., 1 times found in Succulent Karoo, 1 times found in Succulent karoo on shales, 1 times found in Aggenys Gravel Vygieveld, 1 times found in Succulent Karoo on shales., ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under termite mound, 1 times under stone, 1 times 0.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times Pitfall trap, 5 times By Hand, 5 times Malaise Trap, 1 times pooter, 3 times Yellow Pan Trap, 2 times Sweeping, 1 times Turning over rocks.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1050 meters, 629 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1887-10-01 and 2016-07-02

Type specimens: paratype of Camponotus cuneiscapus: casent0917167; syntype of Camponotus cuneiscapus: casent0910576, casent0910577; type of Camponotus cuneiscapus: focol2268, focol2269



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