Lepisiota carbonaria

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Lepisiota carbonaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. carbonaria
Binomial name
Lepisiota carbonaria
(Emery, 1892)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Somalia (type locality).

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

  • carbonaria. Acantholepis carbonaria Emery, 1892a: 119 (w.q.) SOMALIA.
    • Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 227.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1892a: 41 (in key; date of publication after 6.ii.1892); Dalla Torre, 1893: 171; Stitz, 1911b: 390; Karavaiev, 1911: 9; Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916: 172; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 216, 938; Emery, 1925b: 24; Menozzi, 1930b: 115; Finzi, 1939a: 159; Collingwood, 1985: 294; Bolton, 1995b: 227; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 365; Borowiec, L. 2014: 92 (see note in bibliography); Sharaf, Monks, et al. 2016: 10 (in key).
    • Senior synonym of depilis: Sharaf et al., 2020: 141.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus baumi.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insects: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2) Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15: 300-385.
  • Finzi B. 1939. Materiali zoologici dell'Eritrea raccolti da G. Müller durante la spedizione dell'Istituto Sieroterapico Milanese e conservati al Museo di Trieste. Parte III. Hymenoptera: Formicidae. Atti del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Trieste 14: 153-168.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Karavaiev V. 1911. Ameisen aus Aegypten und dem Sudan. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 11: 1-12.
  • Menozzi C. 1930. Formiche della Somalia italiana meridionale. Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana. 9: 76-130.
  • Sharaf M. R., B. L. Fisher, H. M. Al Dhafer, A. Polaszek, and A. S. Aldawood. 2018. Additions to the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Oman: an updated list, new records and a description of two new species. Asian Myrmecology 10: e010004
  • Sharaf M. R., J. Monks, A. Polaszek, and A. S. Aldawood. 2016. A remarkable new species of the genus Lepisiota Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Oman and the United Arab Emirates with a key to the Arabian species. Journal of Natural History http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2016.1180722
  • Stitz H. 1911. Formicidae. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 3: 375-392.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 39-269.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004
  • Wheeler W. M. and W. M. Mann. 1916. The ants of the Phillips Expedition to Palestine during 1914. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 60: 167-174.