Carebara kunensis

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Carebara kunensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. kunensis
Binomial name
Carebara kunensis
(Ettershank, 1966)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Namibia (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.

  • arnoldi. Pheidologeton arnoldi Santschi, 1928f: 198, fig. 4 (s.w.q.) NAMIBIA. [Junior primary homonym of arnoldi Forel, 1914d: 242, above.] Replacement name: kunensis Ettershank, 1966: 119.
  • kunensis. Pheidologeton kunensis Ettershank, 1966: 119. Replacement name for arnoldi Santschi, 1928f: 198. [Junior primary homonym of arnoldi Forel, 1914d: 242.] Combination in Carebara: Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014: 72.



  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 119, Replacement name for arnoldi)
  • Fischer, G., Azorsa, F. & Fisher, B.L. 2014. The ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymenoptera, Formicidae): synonymisation of Pheidologeton Mayr under Carebara, establishment and revision of the C. polita species group. ZooKeys 438: 57–112.
  • Santschi, F. 1928f. Descriptions de nouvelles fourmis éthiopiennes (suite). Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 16: 191-213 (page 198, [Junior primary homonym of arnoldi Forel, 1914d: 242.]]