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Published: 2020-04-15

Review of the Camponotus samius complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Turano-Balkan region, with the description of a new species from Iran

Department of Entomology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Plant Protection Department, Agricultural College, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Taxonomy, University of Wrocław, Przybyszewskiego, 65, 51–148 Wrocław, Poland
Hymenoptera key to species Tanaemyrmex taxonomy eastern Mediterranean western Turanian


Here we define the Camponotus samius complex, a distinct subunit within the compressus-sylvaticus group, and revise the species known from the Turano-Balkan region (the Balkans, Middle East, Anatolia, Caucasus, Iran and W Turkestan). We confirm the presence of six species of the complex from the Turano-Balkan region, and we provide diagnoses and a key. Additionally, based on new material from the Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Province of Iran, we describe Camponotus bakhtiariensis sp. nov.—a new member of the samius complex.



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