Carebara frontalis

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Carebara frontalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. frontalis
Binomial name
Carebara frontalis
(Weber, 1950)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • frontalis. Oligomyrmex frontalis Weber, 1950a: 10, figs. 5, 6, 8 (s.w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Type-material: syntype major worker, syntype minor workers (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“Belgian Congo”): Ituri Forest, 78 mi. N Beni, no. 2132 (N.A. Weber).
    • Type-depository: AMNH.
    • Combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235.
    • Status as species: Ettershank, 1966: 123; Bolton, 1995b: 299.
    • Distribution: Democratic Republic of Congo.



  • Fernández, F. 2004a. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymentoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 26(1): 191-238 (page 235, Combination in Carebara)
  • Weber, N. A. 1950a. The African species of the genus Oligomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Am. Mus. Novit. 1442: 1-19 (page 10, figs. 55, 6, 8 soldier, worker described)