Carebara alluaudi

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Carebara alluaudi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. alluaudi
Binomial name
Carebara alluaudi
(Santschi, 1913)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • alluaudi. Oligomyrmex alluaudi Santschi, 1913e: 459 (diagnosis in key) (s.w.) KENYA. [Also described as new by Santschi, 1914b: 81 (s.w., descriptions).] Combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235. Senior synonym of kenyensis (unnecessary replacement name): Bolton, 1995b: 298. Current subspecies: nominal plus cataractae. See also: Weber, 1950a: 3.
  • kenyensis. Oligomyrmex kenyensis Ettershank, 1966: 123. Unnecessary replacement name for alluaudi Santschi, 1914b: 81, hence junior synonym of alluaudi: Bolton, 1995b: 299.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 298, Senior synonym of kenyensis (unnecessary replacement name))
  • 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)
  • Santschi, F. 1913e. Clé dichotomique des Oligomyrmex africains (Hym. Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1913: 459-460 (page 459, (diagnosis in key) soldier, worker described)
  • Weber, N. A. 1950a. The African species of the genus Oligomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Am. Mus. Novit. 1442: 1-19 (page 3, see also)