Pheidologeton perpusillum arnoldi

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Pheidologeton perpusillum arnoldi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Carebara perpusilla)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: Pheidologeton perpusillum arnoldi
Forel, 1914

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Carebara perpusilla.


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

  • arnoldi. Pheidologeton perpusillum r. arnoldi Forel, 1914d: 242 (w.) ZIMBABWE. [Junior secondary homonym of Oligomyrmex arnoldi Forel, 1913a: 123, above.] Replacement name: arnoldianus Ettershank, 1966: 123. Arnold, 1916: 255 (s.); Arnold, 1926: 238 (q.). Combination in Aneleus: Arnold, 1916: 255; in Oligomyrmex: Ettershank, 1966: 123. Junior synonym of Carebara perpusilla: Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014: 86.


  • 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.