Formicium brodiei

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Formicium brodiei
Temporal range: Middle Eocene Isle of Purbeck (Durlston Bay), Dorset, U.K.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formiciinae
Genus: Formicium
Species: F. brodiei
Binomial name
Formicium brodiei
Westwood, 1854



This taxon was described from Isle of Purbeck (Durlston Bay), Dorset, U.K. (Middle Eocene).



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

  • brodiei. †Formicium brodiei Westwood, 1854: 393, pl. 14, fig. 8 (wing) GREAT BRITAIN (Eocene). See also: Lutz, 1986: 184; in collective group name †Formicium: Archibald, et al. 2011: 3681.



  • Lutz, H. 1986. Eine neue Unterfamilie der Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) aus dem mittel-eozänen Olschiefer der "Grube Messel" bei Darmstadt (Deutschland, S-Hessen). Senckenb. Leth. 67: 177-218 (page 184, see also)
  • Westwood, J. O. 1854. Contributions to fossil entomology. Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 10: 378-396 (page 393, pl. 14, fig. 8 wing described)