Cataulacus planiceps

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Cataulacus planiceps
Temporal range: Late/Upper Miocene
Sicilian amber, Italy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Cataulacus
Species: C. planiceps
Binomial name
Cataulacus planiceps
Emery, 1891



This taxon was described from Sicilian amber.




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

  • planiceps. †Cataulacus planiceps Emery, 1891a: 148, pl. 1, figs. 8, 9 (w.) SICILIAN AMBER. See also: Bolton, 1974a: 87.



  • Bolton, B. 1974a. A revision of the Palaeotropical arboreal ant genus Cataulacus F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 30: 1-105 (page 87, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1891b. Le formiche dell'ambra Siciliana nel Museo Mineralogico dell'Università di Bologna. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)1:141-165 (page 148, pl. 1, figs. 8, 9 worker described)