Temnothorax longaevus

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Temnothorax longaevus
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. longaevus
Binomial name
Temnothorax longaevus
(Wheeler, W.M., 1915)

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.

  • longaevus. †Leptothorax longaevus Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 65 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271.

Description

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