Camponotus ullrichi

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Myrmecites ullrichi
Temporal range: Late Miocene Brunn-Vösendorf, Austria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Myrmecites
Species: M. ullrichi
Binomial name
Myrmecites ullrichi
(Bachmayer, 1960)

Bachmayer 1960-5Camponotus-ullrichi.jpg

This species, originally placed in Camponotus, was transferred to Myrmecites by Perfilieva (2022). A schematic drawing of the wing and a photographic image of insufficiently good quality in the original publication do not allow unambiguously determining the taxonomic affiliation of the wing imprint. However, the open 3r and the proximal position of the branching of the free longitudinal branch of M relative to 2r-rs and the pterostigma, the mutual position of 1RS and 1M at an angle, the absence of the slope of 2r-rs, and other features point to the erroneous description of this wing as Camponotus (Bachmayer, 1960). Most likely, it belongs to the subfamily Myrmicinae. Therefore, Perfilieva (2022) transferred it to the formal genus of an unclear position (incertae sedis) as Myrmecites ullrichi.



This taxon was described from Brunn-Vösendorf, Austria (Late Miocene).




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

  • ullrichi. †Camponotus ullrichi Bachmayer, 1960: 13, pl. 1, fig. 2 (wing) AUSTRIA (Pliocene).
    • Combination in Myrmecites: Perfilieva, 2022: 419.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 128.