Cataglyphoides constrictus

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Cataglyphoides constrictus
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: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphoides
Species: C. constrictus
Binomial name
Cataglyphoides constrictus
(Mayr, 1868)

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This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is known from Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene).



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

  • constrictus. †Camponotus constrictus Mayr, 1868b: 29, pl. 1, fig. 11 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).
    • Combination in Formica: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 128;
    • combination in Cataglyphis: Dlussky, 1967b: 85;
    • combination in *Cataglyphoides: Dlussky, 2008a: 46.
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 692; Dalla Torre, 1893: 226; André, 1895b: 82 (in list); Handlirsch, 1907: 867; Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 128; Dlussky, 1967b: 85; Burnham, 1979: 115; Keilbach, 1982: 281; Bolton, 1995b: 135; Dlussky, 2008a: 46 (redescription); Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009: 1030; Perkovsky, 2016: 114.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Baltic amber, Priabonian stage, 33.9–37.8 Ma, collection of Mr. Carsten Gröhn No. F-6572.