Formica cantalica

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Formica cantalica
Temporal range: Late Miocene Joursac, Auvergne, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. cantalica
Binomial name
Formica cantalica
Piton, 1935



This taxon was described from Joursac, Auvergne, France (Late Miocene).



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

  • cantalica. †Formica cantalica Piton, in Piton & Théobald, 1935: 68, pl. 1, fig. 10 (m.?) FRANCE (Mio-Pliocene).



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 192, catalogue)
  • Piton, L. & Théobald, N. 1935. La faune entomologique des gisements Mio-Pliocènes du Massif Central. Revue des Sciences Naturelles d'Auvergne (N.S.) 1: 65-104 (Formicidae pp. 68-69).