Formicium mirabile

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Formicium mirabile
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle Eocene Bournemouth, Dorset, U.K.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formiciinae
Genus: Formicium
Species: F. mirabile
Binomial name
Formicium mirabile
(Cockerell, 1920)



This taxon was described from Bournemouth, Dorset, U.K. (Bartonian, Middle Eocene).



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

  • mirabile. †Megapterites mirabilis Cockerell, 1920: 278, fig. 3 (wing) GREAT BRITAIN (Eocene). Combination in †Formicium: Lutz, 1990: 61; in collective group name †Formicium: Archibald, et al. 2011: 3681.



  • Cockerell, T. D. A. 1920. Fossil arthropods in the British Museum. - I. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(5): 273-279 (page 278, fig. 3 wing described)
  • Lutz, H. 1990. Systematische und palökologische Untersuchungen an Insekten aus dem Mittel-Eozän der Grube Messel bei Darmstadt. Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb. 124: 1-165 (page 61, Combination in Formicium)