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Species: †Camponotus mengei   Mayr, 1868 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Camponotus mengei Mayr, 1868c PDF: 27, pl. 1, figs. 1, 8 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Camponotus igneus: Wheeler, 1915i PDF: 138.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Russia

Distribution Notes:

Baltic amber; Rovno amber, Ukraine; Kleinkems, Germany; Late Eocene to Early Oligocene (30-42 Ma).


Amber specimens available in Geowissenschaftlicher Zentrum Georg-August Universitat Gottingen, Germany; in Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine; in Museum Ziemi, Warsaw, Poland; in Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; in Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin, Germany (collection Simon); in Natural History Museum, London; Kleinkems specimens in Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland.


  • Mayr G. L. 1868. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitrage zur Naturkunde Preussens, 1: 1-102.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1915. The ants of the Baltic amber. Schriften der Physikalisch-Okonomischen Gesellschaft zu Konigsberg, 55: 1-142.
  • Theobald N. 1937. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocnes de France. Memoires de la Societe des Sciences de Nancy, 2: 1-473.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype: nhmw1984-31-134, nhmw1984-31-136

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