Aphaenogaster sommerfeldti

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Aphaenogaster sommerfeldti
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: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. sommerfeldti
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster sommerfeldti
Mayr, 1868

Aphaenogaster sommerfeldti is one of 19 fossil Aphaenogaster species, and one of three known from Baltic amber (the others being Aphaenogaster mersa and Aphaenogaster oligocenica).

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) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • sommerfeldti. †Aphaenogaster sommerfeldti Mayr, 1868c: 81, pl. 4, figs. 76, 77 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).

Description

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