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Species: Carebara octata   (Bolton & Belshaw, 1993) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Paedalgus octatus Bolton & Belshaw, 1993 PDF: 186 (w.) KENYA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Kenya: Lamu, nr Witu, 26.x.1977 (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret). Type-depository: MHNG. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 8 paratype workers. Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-depositories: BMNH, MCZC, MHNG, NHMB, SAMC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a PDF: 235
Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 311; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 208.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Central African Republic, Kenya, Mozambique
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Closed undifferentiated woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times forest litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 324 - 510 meters, 398 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1977-10-26 and 2013-01-17

Type specimens: Holotype of Carebara octata: casent0911213; paratype of Carebara octata: casent0902370; Syntype: sam-hym-c006482

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