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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • 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)