Carebara colossus

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Carebara colossus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Carebara vidua)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: Carebara colossus
Gerstäcker, 1859

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

Nomenclature

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

  • colossus. Carebara colossus Gerstäcker, 1859: 263 (q.) MOZAMBIQUE. [Also as new in Gerstäcker, 1862: 512.] Junior synonym of vidua: Mayr, 1866b: 904.

References

  • Gerstäcker, A. 1859. [Untitled. Introduced by: "Hr. Peters berichtete über sein Reisewerk, von dem die Insecten bis zum 64., die Botanik bis zum 34. Bogen gedruckt sind und theilte den Schluss der Diagnosen der von Hrn. Dr. Gerstäcker bearbeiteten Hymeno (page 263, queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1866b. Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 16: 885-908 (page 904, Junior synonym of vidua)