Formica gravida

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Formica gravida
Temporal range: Messinian, Late Miocene Oeningen, Switzerland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. gravida
Binomial name
Formica gravida
Heer, 1849

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Oeningen, Switzerland (Messinian, Late Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • gravida. †Formica gravida Heer, 1849: 114, pl. 9, fig. 1 (q.) SWITZERLAND (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 114.]

Description

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