Formica clymene

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Formica clymene
Temporal range: Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica clymene
Wheeler, W.M., 1915

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Formica phaethusa.


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

  • clymene. †Formica clymene Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 127 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). [†Formica clymene Wheeler, W.M. 1913f: 383. Nomen nudum.] Junior synonym of †phaethusa: Dlussky, 2008a: 52. See also: Dlussky, 1967b: 80.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 193, catalogue)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1967b. Ants of the genus Formica from the Baltic amber. Paleontol. Zh. 1967(2 2: 80-89 (page 80, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913i. A revision of the ants of the genus Formica (Linné) Mayr. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 53: 379-565 (page 383, Formica clymene; nomen nudum)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915i [1914]. The ants of the Baltic Amber. Schr. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. Königsb. 55: 1-142 (page 127, worker described)