Formica antiqua

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Formica antiqua
Temporal range: Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica antiqua
Dlussky, 1967

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


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

  • antiqua. †Formica (Serviformica) antiqua Dlussky, 1967b: 82, fig. 1 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Junior synonym of †flori: Dlussky, 2002a: 292.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 191, catalogue)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1967b. Ants of the genus Formica from the Baltic amber. Paleontol. Zh. 1967(2 2: 80-89 (page 82, fig. 1 worker described)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 2002b. Syntypes of Baltic amber ants Formica flori Mayr and Ponera atavia Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Russ. Entomol. J. 11: 291-298 (page 292, Junior synonym of flori)