Dolichoderus explicans

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Dolichoderus explicans
Temporal range: Early Oligocene Kleinkems, Germany
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Dolichoderini
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. explicans
Binomial name
Dolichoderus explicans
(Förster, 1891)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Kleinkems, Germany (Early Oligocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • explicans. †Hypoclinea explicans Förster, 1891: 434, pl. 13, fig. 7 (q.) GERMANY (Oligocene). Combination in Dolichoderus: Handlirsch, 1907: 870. See also: Théobald, 1937b: 207.

Description

References

  • Förster, B. 1891. Die Insekten des "Plattigen Steinmergels" von Brunstatt. Abh. Geol. Spezialkt. Elsass-Lothringen 3: 333-594 (page 434, pl. 13, fig. 7 queen described)
  • Handlirsch, A. 1907. Die fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der rezenten Formen. Ein Handbuch für Paläontologen und Zoologen. Lieferung 6. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, pp. 801-960. (page 870, Combination in Dolichoderus)
  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 207, see also)