Carebara oertzeni

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Carebara oertzeni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. oertzeni
Binomial name
Carebara oertzeni
(Forel, 1886)

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Specimen Labels


This rarely encountered ant was collected in Albania (Purkart et al., 2019) at a locaction situated next to a canyon of the river Lengaricës, where rocky slopes are covered with small areas of forest-steppe. The specimens were retrieved from a sample of rotten wood, leaf litter and soil taken from a decaying tree, and the collected material was then heat extracted from the sample using Tullgren funnels. Proceratium melinum was also found in this same sample.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Albania, Greece (type locality), Turkey.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • oertzeni. Oligomyrmex oertzeni Forel, 1886e: clxv, fig. 3 (q.) GREECE. Combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235. Current subspecies: nominal plus aeolia.