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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Camponotus - Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) thoracicus (Fabricius)

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) thoracicus (Fabricius)

return to key return to listIran list {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Algeria (Formica thoracicus, Fabricius, 1804: 397, queen; Emery, 1908a: 193, major & minor workers & male; revived status as species, Pisarski, 1971a: 674; Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 236)
unavailable names
cypriacus (Camponotus maculatus F. r. sanctus Forel v. cypriacus n. var., Forel, 1904d: 176, all forms) Cyprus, Larnaca, E Deschamps - no images on Antweb (August 2017)
delta (Camponotus (Myrmoturba) compressus stirps thoracicus var. delta, Santschi, 1938a: 41, major worker & male) Egypt - https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?name=casent0912062
herodes (Camponotus (Myrmoturba) compressus stirps thoracicus var herodes, Santschi, 1938a: 41, soldier & male) Egypt - https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?name=casent0912064
mortis (Camponotus maculatus subsp. thoracicus F. var. mortis n. v., Forel, 1910a: 13, major & minor workers) Israel, Jerusalem, Schmitz - no images on Antweb (August 2017)
sanctoides (Camponotus maculatus subsp. thoracicus F. var. sanctoides n. v., Forel, 1910a: 13, minor worker & queen) Israel, Jerusalem, Schmitz - see below
probably also minor (Camponotus-maculatus-thoracicus  v. minor n. var., Forel, 1909e: 389, major & minor workers & queen) Algeria, Biskra  - https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?name=casent0910251

{Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) thoracicus}Fabricius' (1804) description of the queen is at {original description} (unavailable). Forel's (1904d) description of cypriacus is at {original description}. Emery's (1908a) description of the other forms is at {original description}. Forel's (1909e) description of minor is at {original description}. Forel's (1910a) description of sanctoides and mortis is at {original description}. Santschi's (1938a) description of delta is at {original description}. Santschi's (1938a) description of herodes is at {original description}. Cagniant (1996c, illustrated) separated thoracicus from other Moroccan species, TL > 14 mm; tibiae without strong spines; cordiform head; gula without hairs; rust or brown with alitrunk generally lighter than head.


{Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) thoracicus} Egypt records - Karavaiev (1911:10) as thoracicus var xerxes, major and minor workers from Cairo, he referred to Santschi (1908); as C. maculatus ssp thoracicus var cypriacus in Wheeler & Mann (1916) from Wadi Gharandel, Sinai Peninsula; as C. maculatus ssp thoracicus var sanctoides in Wheeler & Mann (1916) from Wadi Feran & Mt Sinai, Sinai Peninsula; as C. maculatus ssp thoracicus var mortis in Wheeler & Mann (1916) from Wadi Feran & Mt Sinai, Sinai Peninsula; Santschi (1938a) delta and herodes; Donisthorpe (1942a) recorded many specimens from Siwa Osais, collected by J Omer-Cooper; July_August 1935; modern record in Mohamed et al (2001, illustrated).
Sharaf list - Material examined: Flosyiat, Zaranik (North Sinai), 11.viii.2000 (42); Khowaynat, Zaranik (North Sinai), 11.viii.2000 (6) (SHC); Mafareq (South Sinai), 2.v.1998 (2); Burg-El-Arab (Alexandria), 20.iii.1956 (3); Marsa Matrouh, 10.vii.1952 (1); Kom Oshim, 4.iv.1953 (2); Wadi Hoff, 23.v.1953 (1); Abu-Qir (Alexandria), 19.iv.1953 (1); Gebel Asfar (Qalyubiya), 27.ix.1954 (1); Gebel Asfar (Qalyubiya), 9.vii.1952 (3); Burg El-Arab (Alexandria), 18.Iiv.1953 (2); Marsa Matrouh, viii.1953 (1); Wadi El-Natroun (Western desert), 21.iii.1952 (2); Pyramids (Giza), 21.iii.1952 (2); Marsa Matrouh, viii.1952 (1) (ASUC); Wadi El-Natroun, 6.viii.1929, Efflatoun (6 ?); Wadi El-Lega, 12.ix.1941, Efflatoun, (1 worker); Barahyia, 22.ii.1938, Efflatoun (1?); Burg, 4.v.1955, Shafeeq, (2?) (CUC). Local distribution: Wadi El-Natroun, Pyramids, Kom Osheim, Abu-Qir, Marsa Matrouh, Gebel Asfar, Burg El-Arab, Assiut, Suez, Siwa oasis, Cairo, Ras Gharib, Ghorgada, Safaga, Quseir, Baharyia oasis.


{Camponotus thoracicus sanctoides}The photomontage of the sanctoides type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0910253.


{Camponotus thoracicus sanctoides}The photomontage of the sanctoides type minor worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent09102544. Listed by Santschi (1931a).

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