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Species: Carebara pygmaea   (Emery, 1887) 

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Carebara pygmaea densistriatus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Pheidologeton pygmaeus Emery, 1887h PDF: 465 (s.w.) INDONESIA (Ternate I.). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Aneleus: Emery, 1924f PDF: 214.
Combination in Pheidologeton: Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 119.
Combination in Carebara: Fischer et al., 2014 PDF: 66.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in tropical evergreen forest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under bark log, 1 times ex dead branch.

Elevations: collected from 105 - 175 meters, 128 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1874-11-01 and 2010-08-18

Type specimens: syntype of Carebara simalurensis: casent0908886, casent0908887; syntype of Pheidologeton pygmaeus: casent0904653, casent0904654; syntype of Pheidologeton pygmaeus bugnioni: casent0908951, casent0908952; syntype of Pheidologeton pygmaeus albipes: casent0904655

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