Temnothorax gracilis

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Temnothorax gracilis
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: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. gracilis
Binomial name
Temnothorax gracilis
(Mayr, 1868)

Mayr 1868c-114 Temnothorax-gracilis M.jpg

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • gracilis. †Leptothorax gracilis Mayr, 1868c: 89, pl. 5, figs. 89-92 (w.m.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271.

Description

References

  • Aguayo, C. G. 1932. Notes on West Indian ants. Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 27: 215-227 (page 223, worker described)
  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1978b. Materiali per una revisione dei Leptothorax neotropicali appartenenti al sottogenere Macromischa Roger, n. comb. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomol. Basil. 3: 395-618 (page 420, Replacement name: anemicus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Mayr, G. 1868c. Die Ameisen des baltischen Bernsteins. Beitr. Naturkd. Preuss. 1: 1-102 (page 89, p. 5, figs. 89-92 worker, male described)
  • Perkovsky, E.E. 2016. Tropical and Holoarctic ants in late Eocene ambers. Vestnik zoologii, 50(2): 111–122 (DOI 10.1515/vzoo-2016-0014).