Tetraponera simplex

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Tetraponera simplex
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: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: T. simplex
Binomial name
Tetraponera simplex
(Mayr, 1868)

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Synonyms

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), Danish-Scandinavian 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.

  • angustata. †Sima angustata Mayr, 1868c: 102, pl. 5, fig. 106 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Tetraponera: Ward, 1990: 489. Junior synonym of †simplex: Dlussky, 2009: 1077.
  • simplex. †Sima simplex Mayr, 1868c: 102 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Dlussky, 2009: 1078 (q.m.). Combination in Tetraponera: Ward, 1990: 489. Senior synonym of †angustata: Dlussky, 2009: 1077.

Description

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