Dolichoderus tertiarius

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Dolichoderus tertiarius
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: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. tertiarius
Binomial name
Dolichoderus tertiarius
(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), Danish-Scandinavian amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • tertiarius. †Hypoclinea tertiaria Mayr, 1868c: 62, pl. 3, figs. 56-60 (w.q.m.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Combination in Dolichoderus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 162. See also: Dlussky, 2002b: 55.

Description

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