Carebara rugiceps

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Carebara rugiceps
Temporal range: Messinian, Late Miocene
Oeningen, Switzerland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. rugiceps
Binomial name
Carebara rugiceps
(Heer, 1849)



This taxon was described from Switzerland (Miocene).

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

  • rugiceps. †Myrmica rugiceps Heer, 1849: 160, pl. 13, fig. 2 (q.) SWITZERLAND (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 160.] Combination in Pheidologeton: Assmann, 1870: 40; in Carebara: Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014: 72.



  • Assmann, A. 1870. Beiträge zur Insekten-Fauna der Vorwelt. I. Beitrag. Die fossilen Insekten des tertiären (miocenen) Thonlagers von Schossnitz bei Kanth. Z. Entomol. (Breslau) (N.F.) 1: 33-58 (page 40, Combination in Pheidologeton)
  • 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.
  • Heer, O. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflüger, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, vi + 264 pp. (page 160, pl. 13, fig. 2 queen described)
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