Oligocene ants from the United States

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The Florissant beds are located about 30 miles west of Colorado Springs, Teller County, Colorado. These beds are now included in the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument established in 1969 to protect the 34.9 million year old fossils from being looted and destroyed.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument


A

  • Aphaenogaster mayri Carpenter, 1930 30, pl. 5, fig. 5; pl. 8, fig. 4; pl. 9, fig. 5; pl. 11, fig. 4 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. (Oligocene)

C

D

  • Dolichoderus antiquus Carpenter, 1930 39, pl. 4, fig. 6; pl. 9, fig. 1; pl. 10, fig. 2 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene)
  • Dolichoderus rohweri Carpenter, 1930 40, pl. 4, fig. 1; pl. 9, fig. 7 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene) See also: Mackay, 1993b: 88.

E

  • Elaeomyrmex gracilis Carpenter, 1930 48, pl. 3, fig. 7; pl. 6, fig. 2; pl. 11, fig. 1 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene)
  • Eulithomyrmex rugosus (Carpenter, 1930) 35, pl. 5, figs. 1, 3; pl. 8, fig. 2; pl. 11, fig. 3 (q.m.) U.S.A. (Oligocene) Combination in *Eulithomyrmex: Carpenter, 1935: 91.
  • Eulithomyrmex striatus (Carpenter, 1930) 36, pl. 6, fig. 1 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene) Combination in Eulithomyrmex: Carpenter, 1935: 91.

F

  • Formica robusta Carpenter, 1930 56, pl. 6, fig. 6; pl. 7, fig. 6 (q.m.) U.S.A. (Oligocene)

I

  • Iridomyrmex florissantius Carpenter, 1930 50, pl. 2, fig. 4; pl. 10, fig. 7 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene) Provisionally retained in Iridomyrmex: Shattuck, 1992a: 15.
  • Iridomyrmex obscurans Carpenter, 1930 51 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene) Provisionally retained in Iridomyrmex: Shattuck, 1992a: 16.

L

  • Lasius peritulus (Cockerell, 1927) 165 (m.) U.S.A. (Oligocene) Combination in Lasius: Carpenter, 1930: 58. See also: Wilson, 1955a: 58.
  • Liometopum miocenicum Carpenter, 1930 46, pl. 3, fig. 6; pl. 8, fig. 3; pl. 9, fig. 8; pl. 10, fig. 8; pl. 11, fig. 7 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. (Oligocene)

M

  • Miomyrmex impactus (Cockerell, 1927) 165 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene) Combination in Miomyrmex: Carpenter, 1930: 52.
  • Miomyrmex striatus Carpenter, 1930 54, pl. 8, fig. 6; pl. 10, fig. 9 (w.m.) U.S.A. (Oligocene)

P

  • Pheidole tertiaria Carpenter, 1930 33, pl. 5, fig. 2; pl. 11, fig. 2 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene)
  • Protazteca capitata Carpenter, 1930 45, pl. 3, fig. 3; pl. 9, fig. 10 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene)
  • Protazteca elongata Carpenter, 1930 43, pl. 2, fig. 3; pl. 8, fig. 5; pl. 9, fig. 3; pl. 10, fig. 4 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. (Oligocene)
  • Protazteca hendersoni (Cockerell, 1906) 28 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene) Combination in Euponera: Cockerell, 1927: 164; in *Protazteca: Carpenter, 1930: 42.
  • Protazteca quadrata Carpenter, 1930 44, pl. 3, fig. 1; pl. 6, fig. 7; pl. 10, fig. 5 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene)
  • Pseudomyrmex extinctus (Carpenter, 1930) 29, pl. 3, fig. 4 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene) Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Ward, 1990: 487.

Unresolved Junior Secondary Homonym

32, pl. 4, fig. 5; pl. 11, fig. 5 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene). [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of sculpturatus Stitz, above.] Generic combination equivocal: Wheeler, W.M. & Creighton, 1934: 360; Bolton, 1982: 341; incertae sedis in Messor: Bolton, 1995b: 257.

REFERENCES

  • Geology of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Annebell Foos and Joseph Hannibal 1999. [1]