Carebara antiqua

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Carebara antiqua
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. antiqua
Binomial name
Carebara antiqua
(Mayr, 1868)

Photo Gallery

  • Male; A – body, lateral view; B – mesosoma, head and antennae, lateral view (Radchenko et al. 2019, Fig. 5).



This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).



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

  • antiqua. †Pheidologeton antiquus Mayr, 1868c: 93, pl. 5, figs. 95, 96 (q.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 46 (w.m.). Combination in Aeromyrma: Emery, 1891a: 577; in Erebomyrma: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 46; in Oligomyrmex: Ettershank, 1966: 123; in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235.