Camponotus cingulatus Mayr 1862,

Wild, Alexander L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 48

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179222

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scientific name

Camponotus cingulatus Mayr 1862
status

 

Camponotus cingulatus Mayr 1862  .

Camponotus cingulatus Mayr 1862: 661  . [syntype q examined, NHMW; Brazil].

Camponotus lessonai Emery 1894 b: 3  . NEW SYNONYMY. [w syntypes examined, MCSN; San Pedro, Paraguay (Borelli)].

Camponotus damocles Forel 1909: 264  .

Camponotus (Myrmothrix) cingulatus Mayr. Forel 1914 a: 268  . Camponotus (Myrmothrix) lessonai Emery. Emery 1925: 109  . Camponotus (Myrmothrix) cingulatus Mayr. Hashmi 1973: 31  . Camponotus lessonai Emery. Hashmi 1973: 129  .

Hashmi (1973) never saw the types of C. lessonai  and subsequently excluded C. lessonai  from Myrmothrix  . I located Emery’s lessonai  types from San Pedro at MCSN and they are nearly identical to Forel’s type of C. damocles  from San Bernadino ( MHNG, examined). Workers of these forms are considerably darker than Mayr’s type of C. cingulatus  and match several recent collections from eastern Paraguay. I have also encountered light-colored C. cingulatus  in San Pedro. Whether the presence of sympatric color morphs indicates mere intraspecific variation or the existence of cryptic species is not clear. However, Hashmi (1973) considered C. damocles  a junior synonym of C. cingulatus  , and if one adopts Hashmi’s broad concepcion of the species then C. lessonai  should also be synonymized.

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

NEW

University of Newcastle

MCSN

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Camponotus

Loc

Camponotus cingulatus Mayr 1862

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

Camponotus (Myrmothrix) cingulatus

Mayr. Hashmi 1973: 31
1973
Loc

Camponotus lessonai

Emery. Hashmi 1973: 129
1973
Loc

Camponotus (Myrmothrix) lessonai

Emery. Emery 1925: 109
1925
Loc

Camponotus (Myrmothrix) cingulatus

Mayr. Forel 1914: 268
1914
Loc

Camponotus damocles

Forel 1909: 264
1909
Loc

Camponotus lessonai

Emery 1894: 3
1894
Loc

Camponotus cingulatus

Mayr 1862: 661
1862