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Genus: Colobopsis   Mayr, 1861 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 96 valid species, 22 valid subspecies

Colobopsis Mayr, 1861 PDF: 38. Type-species: Formica truncata, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 342. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Colobopsis in Camponotinae: Forel, 1878c PDF: 368 [Camponotidae]; Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 449 [Camponotidae].
Colobopsis as junior synonym of Camponotus: Brown, 1973b PDF: 179 [provisional].
Colobopsis as senior synonym of Condylomyrma: Wheeler, 1934e PDF: 422 (in text); Bolton, 1995b: 24; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 113.
Colobopsis as senior synonym of Dolophra: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 113, 268.
Colobopsis as senior synonym of Myrmogonia: Ward et al., 2016 PDF: 350.
[{Calobopsis: incorrect subsequent spelling by Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.]
Genus Colobopsis catalogues
Mayr, 1863a PDF: 403; Roger, 1863b PDF: 9; Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 449; Cresson, 1887 PDF: 255; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 219; Emery, 1925d PDF: 143 (Camponotus (Myrmogonia)); Emery, 1925d PDF: 144 (Camponotus (Colobopsis)); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 222 (in Camponotus); Smith, 1951c PDF: 839 (North America, in Camponotus); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 42 (Neotropical, Camponotus (Colobopsis)); Smith, 1979: 1433 (North America, Camponotus (Colobopsis)); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 109 (Australia, in Camponotus); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 10, 16 (Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, in Camponotus); Bolton, 1995b: 83 (in Camponotus). [Note: world list of species in Camponotus (Colobopsis): Forel, 1914a PDF: 272; Emery, 1920b PDF: 259; Emery, 1925d PDF: 144; Bolton, 1995b: 131.]
Genus Colobopsis references
Ward et al., 2016 PDF: 341 (Camponotus/Colobopsis separation key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 155 (brief male diagnosis); Mackay & MacKay, 2018: 16, 26 (diagnosis, New World species revision, key); Heterick, 2021 10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2021.001-245 PDF: 104 (Western Australia species key); Ward & Boudinot, 2021 10.3897/asp.79.e66978 PDF: 52 (male-based genus diagnosis, key); Borowiec & Salata, 2022 PDF: 149 (diagnosis).
Genus Colobopsis references notes
Prior to 2016 Colobopsis references are included under Camponotus.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria
    Americas: Bahamas, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, United States
    Asia: Armenia, Bangladesh, Borneo, Brunei, China, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nicobar Island, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vietnam
    Europe: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Balearic Islands, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic

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