Carebara sophiae

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Carebara sophiae
Temporal range: Late/Upper Miocene
Sicilian amber, Italy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. sophiae
Binomial name
Carebara sophiae
(Emery, 1891)



This taxon was described from Sicilian amber (Miocene).




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

  • sophiae. †Aeromyrma sophiae Emery, 1891a: 151, pl. 2, figs. 17, 18 (m.) SICILIAN AMBER (Miocene). Combination in Oligomyrmex: Bolton, 1995b: 300; in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 300, Combination in Oligomyrmex)
  • Emery, C. 1891b. Le formiche dell'ambra Siciliana nel Museo Mineralogico dell'Università di Bologna. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)1:141-165 (page 151, pl. 2, figs. 17, 18 male described)
  • 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)