Formica oculata

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Formica oculata
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. oculata
Binomial name
Formica oculata
Heer, 1849



This taxon was described from Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • oculata. †Formica oculata Heer, 1849: 143, pl. 10, fig. 9 (m.) CROATIA (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 143.] See also: Théobald, 1937b: 318.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Aru” and with a Donisthorpe type-label.