Oligomyrmex taprobanae

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Oligomyrmex taprobanae
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Carebara sinhala)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: Oligomyrmex taprobanae
Forel, 1911

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Carebara sinhala.


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

  • taprobanae. Oligomyrmex taprobanae Forel, 1911i: 219 (s.w.) SRI LANKA. [Junior primary homonym of taprobanae Smith, F. 1858: 175.] Replacement name: Carebara sinhala Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014: 71. Combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235.


  • Fernández, F. 2004a. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymentoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 26(1): 191-238 (page 235, Combination in Carebara)
  • 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 219, soldier, worker described)