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Species: Carebara vidua   Smith, 1858 

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Carebara vidua fur

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Carebara vidua Smith, 1858a PDF: 179 (m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1866b PDF: 904 (q.); Forel, 1901l PDF: 392 (w.).
Senior synonym of Carebara colossus, Carebara dux: Mayr, 1866b PDF: 904; Santschi, 1913c PDF: 307; of Carebara abdominalis: Forel, 1913b PDF: 337; Arnold, 1916 PDF: 252; Wheeler, 1922: 884.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Carebara vidua fur.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1912d (as abdominalis, a synonym)


Caste of types: (m)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Carebara vidua   Mayr, G., 1866, Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 16, pp. 885-908: 904-905, (download) 904-905 4366
Carebara vidua   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 144, (download) 144 4387
Carebara vidua   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 84, (download) 84 8111
Carebara vidua   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 177, (download) 177 20597
Carebara vidua   Santschi, F., 1913, Glanure de fourmis africaines., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 57, pp. 302-314: 5, (download) 5 3723
Carebara vidua   Emery, C., 1877, Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte prima. Formiche provenienti dall Viaggio dei signori Antinori, Beccari e Issel nel Mar Rosso e nel paese de, Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 9, pp. 363-381: 377-378, (download) 377-378 3735
Carebara vidua   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 179, (download) 179 8127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in grassy roadside verge.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 808 - 1446 meters, 1339 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Carebara dux: casent0902402; Holotype of Carebara vidua: casent0902401; syntype of Carebara dux: casent0901433; syntype of Carebara vidua abdominalis: casent0913487; type of Carebara colossus: focol1917; type of Carebara dux: casent0901966

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