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)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Sicilian amber (Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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.

Description

References

  • 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)