Camponotus (Myrmotrema) bayeri Forel
Type location Zaïre
(Camponotus (Myrmotrema) Bayeri
n. sp., Forel, 1913h: 356, soldier only) collected at Karemi, by Bayer;
soldier and minor known (see Bolton, 1995). Note bayeri ssp nigeriensis
(Santschi, 1914) now is regarded as a subspecies of Camponotus
Forel's (1913h) description is at .
Santschi's Key (1915c) separated the species by its
having prismatic tibiae and scapes which are flattened but only
moderately expanded from base to apex; plus a near trapezoidal clypeus.
NOTE - I suspect that couplet 42 in Santschi's key
is, at the least, unsatisfactory, or at worst, wrong, with the onward
numbers transposed - as Wheeler's picture of perrisii ssp jucundus
shows a very distinct trapezoidal clypeus. Thus bayeri would
have a near rectangular clypeus. On the other hand, describing rhamses
(from Egypt, and separated in the key from foraminosus),
Santschi noted that has "clypeus is more distinctly trapezoidal than in
foraminiceps but less narrowed posteriorly than bayeri".
Similarly on C. puberulus, he noted "Emery writes that the
major has a trapezoidal clypeus, as with the minor. C. bayeri
is thus a very close form, characterised by the effacement of the hair
pits on the genae".
Wheeler (1922) reported the Lang & Chapin expedition
collected 13 workers from Faradje in Zaïre.
Bernard (1952) listed a single queen from Kéoulenta, Guinea
which he ascribed to this species.