Carebara diversa taprobanae

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Carebara diversa taprobanae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. diversa
Subspecies: C. diversa taprobanae
Trinomial name
Carebara diversa taprobanae
(Smith, F., 1858)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Sri Lanka (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • taprobanae. Pheidole taprobanae Smith, F. 1858b: 175 (q.) SRI LANKA.
    • Emery, 1901f: 119 (s.w.).
    • Combination in Pheidologeton: Roger, 1863b: 30;
    • combination in Carebara: Fischer, et al. 2014: 71.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 30; Mayr, 1863: 442; Motschoulsky, 1863: 21; Smith, F. 1871a: 331; Mayr, 1886c: 360; Dalla Torre, 1893: 73; Ettershank, 1966: 119.
    • Junior synonym of diversa: Bingham, 1903: 162; Tiwari, 1999: 60 (error).
    • Subspecies of diversa: Emery, 1901f: 119; Forel, 1903a: 691; Forel, 1909e: 394; Forel, 1911i: 220; Forel, 1913k: 55; Emery, 1924d: 212; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 159; Bolton, 1995b: 334.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 162, Junior synonym of diversus)
  • Emery, C. 1901h. Ameisen gesammelt in Ceylon von Dr. W. Horn 1899. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1901: 113-122 (page 119, soldier, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1901h. Ameisen gesammelt in Ceylon von Dr. W. Horn 1899. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1901: 113-122 (page 119, Variety of diversus)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 212, Revived from synonymy as variety of diversus)
  • Fischer, G., Azorsa, F. & Fisher, B.L. 2014. The ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymenoptera, Formicidae): synonymisation of Pheidologeton Mayr under Carebara, establishment and revision of the C. polita species group. ZooKeys 438: 57–112.
  • Forel, A. 1911c. Ameisen aus Ceylon, gesammelt von Prof. K. Escherich (einige von Prof. E. Bugnion). Pp. 215-228 in: Escherich, K. Termitenleben auf Ceylon. Jena: Gustav Fischer, xxxii + 262 pp. (page 220, Revived from synonymy as variety of diversus)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 30, Combination in Pheidologeton)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 175, queen described)