Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) pompeius subspecies marius Emery,

Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 239

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Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) pompeius subspecies marius Emery
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Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) pompeius subspecies marius Emery  HNS 

Medje, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Akenge, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Niapu, [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin). Two maxima and twenty-nine minima workers all from the stomachs of toads (Bufo polycercus, funereus, and superciliaris) and one small worker from Niapu from the stomach of a frog (Xenopus tropicalis) seem to belong to this form. Though from different localities, the two maximae both have the head much smaller and narrower (without the mandibles, 4.5X 3.9 mm.) than in the typical pompeius  HNS  or the preceding subspecies and agree very closely with Emery's description. He believed that the specimen he examined was not a maxima, but the two specimens from Medje and Akenge seem to indicate that the small narrow head may be characteristic of the largest worker of the subspecies. The petiolar scale in my specimens is also high and pointed, precisely as in Emery's figure, the scapes are long (4.5 mm.), and the coloration and sculpture agree with his description.