Formica macrocephala

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Formica macrocephala
Temporal range: Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica macrocephala
Heer, 1849

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


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

  • macrocephala. †Formica macrocephala Heer, 1849: 125, pl. 9, fig. 10 (q.) SWITZERLAND (Miocene).
    • [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 125.]
    • [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica macrocephala Erichson, 1842: 259 (Bolton, 1995b: 198).]
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 201; Handlirsch, 1907: 864; Bolton, 1995b: 198.
    • Junior synonym of †ophthalmicus: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 262.