Leptogasteritus

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Leptogasteritus
Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene
Fushun amber, Liaoning, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Leptogasteritus
Hong, 2002
Type species
Leptogasteritus capricornutes
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

The taxonomomic placement of this genus has been uncertain but Ward et al. (2016) places it within the Formicinae (but unplaced to tribe).

Identification

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • LEPTOGASTERITUS [incertae sedis in Formicidae (probably Dolichoderinae)]
    • Leptogasteritus Hong, 2002: 577. Type-species: †Leptogasteritus capricornutes, by original designation.

References

  • Hong, Y.-C. 2002. Amber insects of China. Beijing Scientific and Technological Publishing

House/Henan Scientific and Technological Publishing House, Beijing, in 2 vols. (page 577, Leptogasteritus as genus)