Colobopsis brodiei

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Colobopsis brodiei
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Colobopsis
Species: C. brodiei
Binomial name
Colobopsis brodiei
(Donisthorpe, 1920)

The holotype is possibly an ant but so poorly preserved that it does not permit attribution to a subfamily. We refer it to as Formicidae incertae sedis (Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 99). However, Ward et al. (2016) places this taxon in the genus Colobopsis within the subfamily Formicinae.

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Great Britain (Oligocene).

Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • brodiei. †Camponotus (Colobopsis) brodiei Donisthorpe, 1920: 93, pl. 5, fig. 13 (s.) GREAT BRITAIN (Oligocene). Combiniation in Colobopsis: Ward, et al., 2016: 350.

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