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Species: Carebara perpusilla   (Emery, 1895) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidologeton perpusillum Emery, 1895i PDF: 26, pl. 2, figs. 8-11 (s.w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Carebara (Aneleus): Emery, 1900b PDF: 327; in Aneleus: Santschi, 1914b: 77; in Oligomyrmex: Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 124; in Carebara: Fernández, 2004A PDF: 235.
See also: Arnold, 1916 PDF: 254.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Malaysia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in miombo woodland, 2 times found in Rehabilitated waste rock dump, 24 degree slope, 1 times found in Closed undifferentiated woodland, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Rehabilitated waste rock dump, 18 degree slope, 1 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in coastal forest/Pondoland grassland margin, 1 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 1 times found in Pondoland coastal plateau.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex soil, 1 times sour grassland, 1 times in a rotten beech nut in my garden ca. 36 workers and 2 majors.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times pitfall trap, 3 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times Yellow pan.

Elevations: collected from 60 - 1350 meters, 799 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Carebara perpusilla: casent0904661, casent0904662; syntype of Carebara perpusilla concedens: casent0913515, casent0913516; syntype of Carebara perpusilla spinosa: casent0908885; syntype of Carebara perpusillus arnoldianus: casent0902378; syntype of Pheidologeton perpusillum spinosum: casent0922235

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