|The Ants of
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmamblys
Subgenus definition - Forel (1912i: 90) - mostly unsculptured, shiny, alitrunk of worker moderately low and not medially waisted (étranglé); dimorphism (no intermediates) shown in head, always more or less truncate, including clypeus, antennal insertions well forward relative to frontal carinae. Major workers use the truncated head to block nest entrances in hollow stems and trunks of trees (Arnold 1924: 613).
Forel's (1912i) subgenus definition is on . Santschi (1926c) gave a further genus definition, this is at .
Key to species
|1||Petiole a very narrow scale in profile; major 5.5-6.5 mm; HW 2.2 mm HL 2.4 mm; dark brown appendages wholly yellow||.|
|.||Minor||West Africa & Congo Basin into Sudan southern forests - chapini|
|--||Petiole a thicker scale||2|
|2||Petiole with triangular profile; major TL 6.8-7.3 mm; head relatively long and narrow, with sides only shallowly convex; mostly bright testaceous yellow, with head and gaster brown; head opaque rest shiny||Ethiopia - criniticeps|
|--||Petiole with convex anterior face and flat posterior||3|
|3||Major TL 7.7-9.3 mm; HW 2.3 mm HL 2.8 mm; black, funiculus and legs red-brown, posterior of gaster segments with a smoky yellow-white band||.|
|.||Minor TL 4.3-6.0 mm||Cameroun - buchholzi|
|--||Minor only - TL 3.5-4.7 mm; black with appendages mostly testaceous||South Africa - klugii|
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