Pheidologeton mayri

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Pheidologeton mayri
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Carebara gustavmayri)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: Pheidologeton mayri
Santschi, 1928

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Carebara gustavmayri.


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

  • mayri. Pheidologeton mayri Santschi, 1928f: 201 (q.) no locality given (Afrotropical). [Junior primary homonym of Carebara mayri (Forel, 1901).] Replacement name: Carebara gustavmayri Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014: 71.


  • 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.
  • Santschi, F. 1928f. Descriptions de nouvelles fourmis éthiopiennes (suite). Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 16: 191-213 (page 201, queen described)