Formica nigra

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Formica nigra
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. nigra
Binomial name
Formica nigra
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.

  • nigra. †Formica nigra Presl, 1822: 196, no caste or sex given, BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). [Unresolved junior primary homonym of nigra Linnaeus, 1758: 580 (Bolton, 1995b: 199).]



  • Presl, J. S. 1822. Additamenta ad faunam protogaem, sistens descriptiones aliquat animalium in succino inclusorum. Pp. 191-210 in: Presl, J. S., Presl, K. B. Deliciae Pragenses, historiam naturalem spectantes. Tome 1. Pragae: Calve, 244 pp. (page 196, no caste or sex given)