The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Tanaemyrmex
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) somalinus André

brutus species-group
Large, TL ca 15 mm; minor head near rectangular

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) somalinus André

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Somalia (Camponotus somalinus nov. sp., André, 1887: 280, major & minor workers; Menozzi, 1930b: 117, male) - see below
subspecies
curtior (Camponotus somalinus André v. curtior n. var., Forel, 1894b: 65, major & minor workers) Ethiopia, South Abyssinia, Ilg - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0910272
pattensis (Camponotus somalinus André var. pattensis n. var., Forel, 1907g: 91, worker) Kenya, Patta City - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0910274
major & minor workers & male only described (see Bolton, 1995) .


{Camponotus somalinus worker}André's (1887) description is at {original description}. Menozzi's (1930b) description of the male is at {original description}. Forel's (1894b) description of curtior is at {original description}. Forel (1907g) briefly noted that pattensis had TL 9-13 mm; while the head was not as wide as in curtior the sides were much more convex; otherwise like the type form. Santschi (1935b) gave an illustrated note; this is at {original description}.


{Camponotus somalinus major}The photomontage of the type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0913692.


{Camponotus somalinus minor}The photomontage of the type media/minor worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0913693.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) somalinus
B Taylor det.
minor

Congo
E Zassi
sp37
4-5.ii.2008
Lésio-Louna
03°20'12.0" S
015°28'43.6" E
Village Mah; 24h pitfall trap 11-t-1

1
{album}
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) somalinus
B Taylor det.
minor

Congo
E Zassi
sp57
4-5.ii.2008
Lésio-Louna
03°20'12.0" S
015°28'43.6" E
Village Mah; 24h pitfall trap 10-t-1


1
{album}
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) somalinus
B Taylor det.
major
Congo
E Zassi
sp68
6-7.ii.2008
Lésio-Louna
03°20'12.0" S
015°28'43.6" E
Village Mah; 24h pitfall trap 08-t-3

1
{album}
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) somalinus
B Taylor det.
male
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
KG
21.x.2008
Dzanga-Sangha
03°01'49.5" N
16°08'31.7" E
567 m; 17h30-4h; Bangui après la corniche direction N'garagba
1
{album}

{Camponotus somalinus major}The photomontage is of a major from Congo, Réserve de Lésio-Louna, Village Mah; collector Eric Zassi.


{Camponotus somalinus minor}The photomontage is of a minor from Congo, Réserve de Lésio-Louna, Village Mah; collector Eric Zassi (pitfall trap 11, t 1).


{Camponotus somalinus male}The photomontage is of a male from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha NP; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR KG). 

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