Pheidole cordata

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Pheidole cordata
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene
Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. cordata
Binomial name
Pheidole cordata
(Holl, 1829)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene)..

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • cordata. †Formica cordata Holl, 1829: 140 (s.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Pheidole: Mayr, 1868c: 17. [This ant is noted and figured in Schweigger, 1819: 119, pl. 18, fig. 70, but is not named.]

Description

References

  • Holl, F. 1829. Handbuch der Petrefactenkunde. Bd. 2 [part]. Dresden: P. O. Hilschersche Buchhandlung, pp. 117-232. (page 140, soldier described)
  • Mayr, G. 1868c. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitr. Naturkd. Preuss. 1: 1-102 (page 17, Combination in Pheidole)
  • Schweigger, A. F. 1819. Beobachtungen auf naturhistorischen Reisen. Anatomisch-physiologische Untersuchungen über Corallen; nebst einem Anhange, Bemerkungen über den Bernstein enthaltend. Berlin: Reimer, 127 pp. (page 119, see also)