Camponotus germaini Emery 1903,

Wild, Alexander L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 50-51

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

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scientific name

Camponotus germaini Emery 1903
status

 

Camponotus germaini Emery 1903  .

Camponotus germaini Emery 1903: 71  . [w syntypes examined, MCSN; Matto Groso, Brazil (Germain)].

Camponotus germaini  subsp. tacuruensis Emery 1911: 222  . NEW SYNONYMY. [w syntypes examined, MCSN; Tacuru Pucu, Alto Paraná, Paraguay (Silvestri)].

Camponotus (Myrmamblys) germaini Emery. Forel 1914 a: 271  .

Camponotus (Neomyrmamblys) germaini Emery. Santschi 1921 a: 311  .

Camponotus (Myrmaphaenus) germaini Emery. Emery 1925: 155  .

Camponotus (Myrmaphaenus) germaini  subsp. tacuruensis Emery. Emery 1925: 155  . Camponotus (Myrmaphaenus) germaini tacuruensis Emery. Kempf 1972: 46  .

Camponotus germaini  is a soil-nesting species recorded from low forests, second growth forests, and edge habitats. Emery (1911 d) distinguished C. tacuruensis  from C. germaini  on the basis of size and head shape of the major  worker. I have examined Emery’s types for both taxa. Although it is true that C. germaini tacuruensis  is slightly larger than most collections of C. germaini  in Paraguay, I can find no other difference to distinguish C. tacuruensis  . The head shape of the major  worker in spite of Emery’s written description is scarcely different between the two forms and both forms fall within the observed range of variation of this species in Paraguay.

MCSN

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria

NEW

University of Newcastle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Camponotus

Loc

Camponotus germaini Emery 1903

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

Camponotus (Myrmaphaenus) germaini tacuruensis

Emery. Kempf 1972: 46
1972
Loc

Camponotus (Myrmaphaenus) germaini

Emery. Emery 1925: 155
1925
Loc

tacuruensis

Emery. Emery 1925: 155
1925
Loc

Camponotus (Neomyrmamblys) germaini

Emery. Santschi 1921: 311
1921
Loc

Camponotus (Myrmamblys) germaini

Emery. Forel 1914: 271
1914
Loc

tacuruensis

Emery 1911: 222
1911
Loc

Camponotus germaini

Emery 1903: 71
1903