Carebara bicarinata

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Carebara bicarinata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. bicarinata
Binomial name
Carebara bicarinata
Santschi, 1912

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Identification

A member of the Carebara lignata species complex.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: French Guiana, Guyana (type locality).

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • bicarinata. Carebara bicarinata Santschi, 1912a: 139, figs. 1, 2 (q.m.) GUYANA. See also: Fernández, 2004a: 213.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Fernández (2004) - Besides the original description, Wheeler (1922c) provided some notes of the female and male of this species, recorded from French Guiana and Brazil. He pointed out that “the males were found to be variable and Santschi was not sure that they belonged to the same species as the female”. This recurring problem has arisen from the tendency of earlier myrmecologists to describe any sexual form alone, without reference to the associated workers. The result has been species names based on only females, males or both; these will continue to confound the species lists until nest series taken in the field make it possible to match up definitively the sexual forms with their respective workers.

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