Formica parvula

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Formica parvula
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. parvula
Binomial name
Formica parvula
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.

  • parvula. †Formica parvula Presl, 1822: 196 (no caste or sex given) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).



  • Dlussky, G. M. 1967b. Ants of the genus Formica from the Baltic amber. Paleontol. Zh. 1967(2 2: 80-89 (page 83, fig. 1 male described)
  • 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)