Formica gibbosa

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Formica gibbosa
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: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. gibbosa
Binomial name
Formica gibbosa
Presl, 1822



This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).



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

  • gibbosa. †Formica gibbosa Presl, 1822: 197 (no caste) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). [Unresolved junior primary homonym of gibbosa Latreille, 1798: 50 (Bolton, 1995b: 196).]

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Syntype workers. SRI LANKA, Puwakpitiya (E. Bugnion), Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (examined).