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Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene
Fushun amber, Liaoning, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Wilsonia
Hong, 2002
Type species
Wilsonia megagastrosa
2 fossil species
(Species Checklist)




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

  • WILSONIA [incertae sedis in Formicinae]
    • Wilsonia Hong, 2002: 608. Type-species: †Wilsonia megagastrosa, by original designation. [Unresolved junior homonym of Wilsonia Bonaparte, 1838 “List Birds Eur. Amer., 23” (Aves); reference from Nomenclator Zoologicus, not yet seen.]

Taxonomic Notes

Placed within the Formicinae but unplaced to tribe by Ward et al. (2016).


  • Hong, Y.-C. 2002. Amber insects of China. Beijing Scientific and Technological Publishing

House/Henan Scientific and Technological Publishing House, Beijing, in 2 vols. (page 608, Wilsonia as genus)