Carebara thorali

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Carebara thorali
Temporal range: Chattian stage, Late Oligocene Aix-en-Provence, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. thorali
Binomial name
Carebara thorali
(Théobald, 1937)



This taxon was described from Aix-en-Provence, France (Late Oligocene).



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

  • thorali. †Erebomyrma thorali Théobald, 1937a: 157, fig. 1 (m.) GERMANY (Oligocene).
    • Combination in Oligomyrmex: Bolton, 1995b: 300;
    • combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235.
    • Status as species: Burnham, 1979: 110; Bolton, 1995b: 300.

Taxonomic Notes

Radchenko et al. (2019): Carebara 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 (now Carebara 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.