Attopsis

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Attopsis
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Attopsis
Heer, 1849
Type species
Attopsis longipennis
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

Identification

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ATTOPSIS [Formicinae]
    • Attopsis Heer, 1849: 155. [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 155.] Type-species: †Attopsis longipennis, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 159.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 106, Attopsis incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 77, Attopsis incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 258, Attopsis incertae sedis in Myrmicinae)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 139, Attopsis in Myrmicinae)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 627, Attopsis in Myrmicinae, Cataulacini)
  • Dlussky, G. M., Putyatina, T. S. (2014) Early Miocene ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Radoboj, Croatia. N. Jb. Geol. Palaont. Abh. 272: 237-285. (page 247, Attopsis in Formicinae)
  • Handlirsch, A. 1907. Die fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der rezenten Formen. Ein Handbuch für Paläontologen und Zoologen. Lieferung 6. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, pp. 801-960. (page 877, Attopsis in Myrmicinae)
  • Heer, O. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflüger, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, vi + 264 pp. (page 155, Attopsis as genus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1911g. A list of the type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 21: 157-175 (page 159, Type-species: Attopsis longipennis; by subsequent designation)