Bradoponera meieri

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Bradoponera meieri
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: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Proceratiini
Genus: Bradoponera
Species: B. meieri
Binomial name
Bradoponera meieri
Mayr, 1868

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).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • meieri. †Bradoponera meieri Mayr, 1868b: 74, pl. 4, figs. 70, 71 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).
    • [Misspelled as meyeri by Dlussky, 2009: 1066, Perkovsky, 2016: 115.]
    • [Note: genus misspelled as Bradyponera by Handlirsch, 1907: 879.]
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 32 (q.). Dlussky, 2009: 1068 (m.).
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 691; Dalla Torre, 1893: 18; André, 1895b: 82 (in list); Handlirsch, 1907: 879; Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 32; Burnham, 1979: 109; Keilbach, 1982: 273; Bolton, 1995b: 82; De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 2003: 935; Dlussky, 2009: 1066 (redescription); Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009: 1031; Perkovsky, 2016: 115.

Description

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