Carebara antiqua

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Carebara antiqua
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. antiqua
Binomial name
Carebara antiqua
(Mayr, 1868)

Photo Gallery

  • Male; A – body, lateral view; B – mesosoma, head and antennae, lateral view (Radchenko et al. 2019, Fig. 5).

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • antiqua. †Pheidologeton antiquus Mayr, 1868b: 93, pl. 5, figs. 95, 96 (q.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 46 (w.m.).
    • Combination in Aeromyrma: Emery, 1891a: 577;
    • combination in Erebomyrma: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 46;
    • combination in Aneleus: Emery, 1924d: 218 (footnote);
    • combination in Oligomyrmex: Ettershank, 1966: 123;
    • combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235.
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 722; Dalla Torre, 1893: 78; André, 1895b: 82 (in list); Handlirsch, 1907: 872; Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 46; Piton & Théobald, 1935: 83; Ettershank, 1966: 123; Burnham, 1979: 110; Keilbach, 1982: 274; Bolton, 1995b: 299; Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009: 1032; Perkovsky, 2016: 115; Radchenko, Dlussky & Gröhn, 2019: 613.

Description

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