Alfaria carinata

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Alfaria carinata
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Alfaria minuta)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Alfaria
Species: Alfaria carinata
Weber, 1940

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Alfaria minuta.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • carinata. Alfaria carinata Weber, 1940b: 82, fig. 3 (q.) GUYANA.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype queens.
    • Type-locality: Guyana (“British Guiana”): Mazaruni River, Forest Settlement, 20.viii.1935 (N.A. Weber).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1949: 205 (in key).
    • Junior synonym of minuta: Brown, in Borgmeier, 1957: 115; Brown, 1958g: 228, 317; Kempf, 1972a: 113; Brandão & Lattke, 1990: 489; Lattke, 1992a: 127; Bolton, 1995b: 208; Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 10.