Carebara schossnicensis

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Carebara schossnicensis
Temporal range: Late Miocene Schossnitz (= Sosnica?), Silesia, Poland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. schossnicensis
Binomial name
Carebara schossnicensis
(Assmann, 1870)



This taxon was described from Schossnitz (= Sosnica?), Silesia, Poland (Late Miocene).



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

  • schossnicensis. †Pheidologeton schossnicensis Assmann, 1870: 40, pl. 1, fig. 3 (wing) GERMANY (Miocene).
    • Combination in Carebara: Fischer, et al. 2014: 72.
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 722; Dalla Torre, 1893: 73; Handlirsch, 1907: 873; Bolton, 1995b: 333.

Taxonomic Notes

Radchenko et al. (2019): C. schossnicensis (originally placed to the genus Pheidologeton) was described based only on the forewing imprint and its venation was almost identical to that of Myrmica rugiceps (Assmann 1870); so, C. schossnicensis might, with equal probability, be attributed to the genus Carebara or to the morphogenus Paraphaenogaster, or even to some other myrmicine genera. The same may be true for Carebara thorali, which was described based on male.