Formica fragilis

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Formica fragilis
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. fragilis
Binomial name
Formica fragilis
Heer, 1867

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • fragilis. †Formica fragilis Heer, 1867: 8, pl. 1, figs. 4, 5 (q.m.) CROATIA (Miocene).
    • [Unresolved junior primary homonym of fragilis Smith, F. 1859a: 136 (Bolton, 1995b: 195).]
    • Combination in Lasius (part) and Plagiolepis (part): Mayr, 1867b: 56.
    • Combination in Lasius: Scudder, 1891: 713.
    • Combination in Plagiolepis: Handlirsch, 1907: 859.
    • Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Formica: Bolton, 1995b: 195.

Description

References

  • 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 859, combination in Plagiolepis)
  • Heer, O. 1867. Fossile Hymenopteren aus Oeningen und Radoboj. Neue Denkschr. Allg. Schweiz. Ges. Gesammten Naturwiss. 22(4 4: 1-42 (page 8, pl. 1, figs. 4, 5 queen, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1867b. Vorläufige Studien über die Radoboj-Formiciden, in der Sammlung der k. k. geologischen Reichsanstalt. Jahrb. K-K. Geol. Reichsanst. Wien 17: 47-62 (page 56, combination in Lasius (part) and Plagiolepis (part))
  • Scudder, S. H. 1891. Index to the known fossil insects of the world, including myriapods and arachnids. Bull. U. S. Geol. Surv. 71: 1-744 (page 713, combination in Lasius)
  • Smith, F. 1859a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the islands of Aru and Key. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 3: 132-158 (page 136, unresolved junior primary homonym of fragilis Smith, F. 1859)