Carebara transversalis

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Carebara transversalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. transversalis
Binomial name
Carebara transversalis
(Smith, F., 1860)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Sulawesi.

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.

  • transversalis. Solenopsis transversalis Smith, F. 1860a: 74 (s.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in Pheidologeton: Mayr, 1862: 751; in Carebara: Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014: 72.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Solenopsis transversalis

Two worker major syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Mak.” (= Makassar, Sulawesi).



  • 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. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 751, Combination in Pheidologeton)
  • Smith, F. 1860a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 57-93 (page 74, soldier described)