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Species: Carebara polita   (Santschi, 1914) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Aneleus politus Santschi, 1914b PDF: 79, fig. 8 (w.) KENYA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: 3 syntype minor workers. Type-locality: Kenya (“Afrique orientale anglaise”): Blue Post Hotel, Kikuyu territory, 1520 m., st. no. 29, i.1912 (Ch. Alluaud & R. Jeannel). Type-depository: NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Unresolved junior secondary homonym of Carebara polita (Smith, 1860).]
Combination in Aneleus (Aneleus): Emery, 1924f PDF: 214.
Combination in Oligomyrmex: Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 124.
Combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a PDF: 235.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    Asia: Indonesia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in primary forest habitat.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter, 1 times Kakamega 2009 survey, leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Hand collected, 2 times hand collection, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 6 130m.

Elevations: collected from 750 - 1650 meters, 1280 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-01-01 and 2009-03-09

Type specimens: syntype of Carebara polita: casent0913517

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