Formica phaethusa

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Formica phaethusa
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. phaethusa
Binomial name
Formica phaethusa
Wheeler, W.M., 1915
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Baltic amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and is also known from Bitterfeld amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene) and Rovno amber (Priabonian, Late Eocene) (Perkovsky, 2016).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • clymene. †Formica clymene Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 127 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). [†Formica clymene Wheeler, W.M. 1913f: 383. Nomen nudum.] Junior synonym of †phaethusa: Dlussky, 2008a: 52. See also: Dlussky, 1967b: 80.
  • phaethusa. †Formica phaethusa Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 126, fig. 60 (w.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). Senior synonym of †clymene: Dlussky, 2008a: 52. See also: Dlussky, 1967b: 80.

Description

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