Carebara sauteri

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Carebara sauteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. sauteri
Binomial name
Carebara sauteri
(Forel, 1912)

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Specimen Labels

Common Name
Taiwan-kotsuno-ari
Language: Japanese


Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Almost all of the mainland Japanese ants formerly identified as C. sauteri are in fact Carebara yamatonis. True representatives of C. sauteri have been collected only on Taiwan and the Senkaku Islands in Japan (Japanese Ant Image Database).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China, Japan.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • sauteri. Oligomyrmex sauteri Forel, 1912a: 56 (s.) TAIWAN.
    • Hung, Imai & Kubota, 1972: 1024 (k.).
    • Combination in O. (Oligomyrmex): Emery, 1924d: 218;
    • combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1924d: 218; Wheeler, W.M. 1929g: 61; Teranishi, 1940: 57; Azuma, 1951: 87; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 157; Ettershank, 1966: 124; Azuma, 1977: 113; Onoyama, 1980: 198; Ogata, 1991b: 113; Wu, J. & Wang, 1992: 1308; Morisita, et al. 1992: 46; Bolton, 1995b: 300; Tang, J., Li, et al. 1995: 74; Terayama, 1996: 24; Imai, et al. 2003: 130; Lin & Wu, 2003: 65; Xu, 2003: 311 (in key); Terayama, 2009: 151; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 41; Terayama, Lin & Eguchi, 2012: 6 (in key).

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 18 (Taiwan) (Hung et al., 1972) (as Oligomyrmex sauteri).

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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