Carebara nana

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Carebara nana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. nana
Binomial name
Carebara nana
(Roger, 1863)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka (type locality).

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

  • nana. Pheidologeton nanus Roger, 1863a: 191 (s.w.q.) SRI LANKA.
    • Combination in Carebara: Fischer, et al. 2014: 72.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 30; Mayr, 1863: 442; Smith, F. 1871a: 332; Dalla Torre, 1893: 73; Emery, 1893f: 243; Mayr, 1897: 429; Emery, 1901f: 120; Forel, 1903a: 691; Bingham, 1903: 165; Forel, 1908a: 3; Forel, 1911i: 220; Bolton, 1995b: 333.



  • 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.
  • Mayr, G. 1897. Formiciden aus Ceylon und Singapur. Természetr. Füz. 20: 420-436 (page 429, see also)
  • Roger, J. 1863a. Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegebenen Beschreibungen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7: 131-214 (page 191, soldier, worker, queen described)