Aphaenogaster carbonaria

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Aphaenogaster carbonaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. carbonaria
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster carbonaria
Pergande, 1894

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Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Mexico (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • carbonaria. Aphaenogaster carbonaria Pergande, 1894: 163 (w.) MEXICO.
    • Combination in Stenamma (Messor): Emery, 1895c: 308.
    • Combination in Messor: Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 565.
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster: Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 516; Bolton, 1995b: 68.
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 59.
    • Combination in Novomessor: Enzmann, J. 1947b: 151 (in key) (error).
    • Subspecies of patruelis: Forel, 1899c: 58; Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 516; Emery, 1921f: 59; Wheeler, W.M. 1934f: 133; Bolton, 1995b: 68.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1895c: 308; Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 565; Mackay & Mackay, 2017: 228 (redescription).



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 68, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 308, combination in Stenamma (Messor))
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 59, combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 59, subspecies of patruelis)
  • Forel, A. 1899e. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 57-80 (page 58, subspecies of patruelis)
  • Mackay, W.P., Mackay, E. 2017. The New World Gypsy Ants of the genera Aphaenogaster and Novomessor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Lambert Academic Publishing, Mauritius. 605 pp.
  • Pergande, T. 1894. Formicidae of Lower California, Mexico. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (2) 4: 161-165 (page 163, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917a. The mountain ants of western North America. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 52: 457-569 (page 516, combination in Aphaenogaster)