Formica obscura

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Formica obscura
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. obscura
Binomial name
Formica obscura
Heer, 1849

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.

  • obscura. †Formica obscura Heer, 1849: 119, pl. 9, fig. 2 (q.) CROATIA (Miocene).
    • [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 119.]
    • Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1867b: 52.
    • Combination in Formica: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 259.
    • Status as species: Giebel, 1856: 165; Mayr, 1867b: 52; Scudder, 1891: 705, 714; Dalla Torre, 1893: 190; Handlirsch, 1907: 862; Bolton, 1995b: 225; Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 259 (redescription).

Description

References

  • Heer, O. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflüger, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, vi + 264 pp. (page 119, pl. 9, fig. 2 queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1867. Vorläufige Studien über die Radoboj-Formiciden, in der Sammlung der k. k. geologischen Reichsanstalt. Jahrb. K-K. Geol. Reichsanst. Wien 17: 47-62 (page 52, Combination in Lasius)