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Genus: Carebara   Westwood, 1840 


Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 202 species, 23 subspecies

Fossil: 8 species

Carebara Westwood, 1840b PDF: 86. Type-species: Carebara lignata, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Genus Carebara references
Smith, 1858a PDF: 178 (Carebara diagnosis); Roger, 1863b: 32 (Carebara catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 402 (Carebara catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 23 (Carebara diagnosis); Mayr, 1867a PDF: 106 (Carebara diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 74, 78 (Carebara, Oligomyrmex, Aeromyrma catalogues); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 150 (Carebara diagnosis); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 154 (Oligomyrmex India, Sri Lanka & Burma, [no year] species key); Santschi, 1913e PDF: 459 (African Oligomyrmex, key); Santschi, 1914d PDF: 363 (Afrotropical Carebara species key); Arnold, 1916 PDF: 248, 254, 256 (Carebara, Aneleus, Aeromyrma diagnoses); Wheeler, 1922: 165, 687 (Aeromyrma diagnosis, Oligomyrmex subgenera key); Wheeler, 1922: 168, 172, 883 (Carebara diagnosis, Afrotropical species key, Afrotropical catalogue); Wheeler, 1922: 177, 884 (Paedalgus diagnosis, Afrotropical catalogue); Wheeler, 1922: 880, 881, 882 (Afrotropical Aneleus, Oligomyrmex, Aeromyrma catalogues); Wheeler, 1922: 1028 (Malagasy Oligomyrmex, Aeromyrma catalogues); Emery, 1924f: 213 (Aneleus diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1924f: 215 (Aneleus (Lecanomyrma) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1924f: 215 (Oligomyrmex (Aeromyrma) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1924f: 217 (Carebara (Oligomyrex) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1924f: 218 (Erebomyrma diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1924f: 219 (Carebara diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1924f: 221 (Paedalgus diagnosis, catalogue); Weber, 1950a PDF: 1 (Africa Oligomyrmex species, synopsis); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 151, 154, 156, 158 (Asia Carebara, Aeromyrma, Aneleus, Oligomyrmex, Paedalgus checklists); Weber, 1952: 11 (Africa Carebara (Aeromyrma) species key); Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 119 (Oligomyrmex diagnosis, review of genus, checklist); Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 125 (Carebara diagnosis, review of genus, checklist); Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 128 (Paedalgus diagnosis, review of genus, checklist); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 74 (Carebara Neotropical, [no year] catalogue); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 172 (Oligomyrmex Neotropical, [no year] catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1389 (Oligomyrmex North America, [no year] catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 71 (Oligomyrmex Australia, [no year] catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 50 (Oligomyrmex Australia, New Caledonia, [no year] checklist); Taylor, 1991db: 605 (Oligomyrmex Australia, [no year] species, partial key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 342 (Oligomyrmex Neotropical, [no year] catalogue); Morisita, Kubota, et al. 1992: 45 (Oligomyrmex Japan, [no year] species key); Bolton & Belshaw, 1993 PDF: 181 (Paedalgus diagnosis, all species revision, key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048, 1051 (Carebara, Oligomyrmex, Paedalgus census); Bolton, 1995b: 133, 298, 311 (Carebara, Oligomyrmex, Paedalgus catalogues); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 74 (Oligomyrmex China, [no year] species key); Terayama, 1996B: 24 (Oligomyrmex Japan, [no year] species key); Shattuck, 1999: 148 (Oligomyrmex Australia, [no year] synopsis); Xu, 2003: 311 (Oligomyrmex China, [no year] species key); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 151 (Taiwan species key); Bharti & Kumar, 2013 PDF:61 (India species key); Terayama, Lin & Eguchi, 2012 PDF: 5 (Taiwan species key); Sharaf & Aldawood, 2013 PDF: 70 (Arabian Peninsula species key); Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 57 (diagnosis; polita group revision, species key); Bharti & Akbar, 2014 PDF: 321 (India species key); Fischer, Azorsa, Hita Garcia, Mikheyev & Economo, 2015 10.3897/zookeys.525.6057 PDF: 77 (Africa phragmotica group revision, specia key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 193 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



Carebara brevipilosa Unión Toachi, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Image © Alex Wild.

Overview:

Carebara queen from western ghats kerala

Distribution:

   Genus is native to: Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Africa, Angola, Ashanti, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eastern Africa, Eastern Cape, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estuaire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gauteng, Ghana, Greater Accra, Guinea, Haut-Katanga, Iringa, Ivory Coast, Kajiado, Kakamega, Kenya, Kunene, KwaZulu-Natal, Middle Africa, Morogoro, Mozambique, Mpumalanga, Nairobi, Namibia, Northern Cape, Ogooué-Maritime, Rwanda, Sangha-Mbaéré, Senegal, Somalia, South, South Africa, South-West, Southern Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vihiga, Western Africa, Woleu-Ntem, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Barrow Island, Central, East Sepik, Gulf, Madang, Makira-Ulawa, Maluku, Maluku Utara, Morobe, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Northern, Northern Territory, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Oceania, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Western Australia
Indomalaya Region: Abra, Aceh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Asia, Bangladesh, Borneo, Bukidnon, Bắc Giang, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jawa Barat, Kedah, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Island, Odisha, Orissa, Philippines, Sabah, Singapore, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi Selatan, Sulawesi Utara, Taiwan, Thailand, Uttarakhand, Vietnam, West Bengal, Yunnan
Malagasy Region: Anjouan, Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Comoros, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, Mahajanga, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mohéli, Seychelles, Toamasina, Toliara
Nearctic Region: North America, Puebla, Texas, United States
Neotropical Region: Alajuela, Alta Verapaz, Amazonas, Americas, Aragua, Argentina, Atlántida, Barinas, Belize, Boaco, Bolivia, Bolívar, Brazil, Caquetá, Caribbean, Cartago, Cayo, Central America, Chiapas, Chontales, Colombia, Colón, Comayagua, Cortés, Costa Caribe Norte, Costa Caribe Sur, Costa Rica, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Córdoba, Darién, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Goiás, Gracias a Dios, Guanacaste, Guatemala, Guyana, Heredia, Honduras, Huehuetenango, Izabal, Jalisco, Jinotega, Limón, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Magdalena, Masaya, Matagalpa, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mexico, Minas Gerais, Nariño, Nicaragua, Oaxaca, Ocotepeque, Olancho, Panama, Paraguay, Pará, Peru, Petén, Puntarenas, Quiché, Quindío, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, San José, San Salvador, Santa Catarina, Santa Cruz, South America, Suchitepéquez, Suriname, São Paulo, Trinidad and Tobago, Valle del Cauca, Venezuela, Veracruz, Zacapa
Oceania Region: Airai, Bua, Cakaudrove, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kadavu, Lau, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Melanesia, Micronesia, Micronesia, Palau, Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna
Palearctic Region: Afghanistan, Al Bahah, Ar Riyad, China, Czech Republic, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greece, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Japan, Kaliningrad, Macaronesia, Nangarhār, Northern Africa, Peloponnísos, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Southern Europe, Turkey, Ukraine, Western Asia, Yemen

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Carebara   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 31, (download) 31 21367
Carebara   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 178, (download) 178 8127
Carebara   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: 168-172, (download) 168-172 20597


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