Camponotus coloratus Forel 1904,

Wild, Alexander L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 49

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Camponotus coloratus Forel 1904
status

 

Camponotus coloratus Forel 1904  a. NEW STATUS.

Camponotus melanoticus  v. colorata Forel 1904 a: 49  . [holotype w examined, MHNG; Ciénaga, Columbia]. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) melanoticus  var. colorata Forel. Bruch 1914: 229  . Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) substitutus  var. colorata Forel. Emery 1925: 83  . Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) substitutus  var. coloratus Forel. Kempf 1972: 72  .

Camponotus coloratus  cannot be considered conspecific with C. substitutus  . Both ants are locally sympatric in the Paraguayan chaco without signs of hybridization. These species share a similar striking bicoloration (see discussion under C. substitutus  ), but workers of C. coloratus  , in addition to being on average larger than workers of C. substitutus  , have disproportionately longer legs, a more opaque microsculpture, and considerably reduced pilosity with the sides of the head of the major  bearing fewer than 5 standing setae. Paraguayan material is lighter in color and with a broader head in the major  caste than Forel’s type from Colombia, but given the allopatric nature of the variation I see no reason to divide C. coloratus  further.

NEW

University of Newcastle

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Camponotus

Loc

Camponotus coloratus Forel 1904

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

var. coloratus

Forel. Kempf 1972: 72
1972
Loc

var. colorata

Forel. Emery 1925: 83
1925
Loc

var. colorata

Forel. Bruch 1914: 229
1914
Loc

v. colorata

Forel 1904: 49
1904