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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Afroxyidris
Belshaw & Bolton, 1994
Type species
Afroxyidris crigensis, now Carebara crigensis

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Specimen labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Carebara.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • AFROXYIDRIS [junior synonym of Carebara]
    • Afroxyidris Belshaw & Bolton, 1994: 631. Type-species: Afroxyidris crigensis, by original designation.
    • Afroxyidris junior synonym of Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 194.


  • Belshaw, R.; Bolton, B. 1994a. A new myrmicine ant genus from cocoa leaf litter in Ghana (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 28: 631-634 (page 631, Afroxyidris in Myrmicinae, Pheidologetonini)
  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 106, Afroxyidris in Myrmicinae, Pheidologetonini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 208, Aftroxyidris in Myrmicinae,Solenopsidini)
  • Fernández, F. 2004a. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymentoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 26(1): 191-238 (page 194, Aftroxyidris as junior synonym of Carebara)