Gnamptogenys europaea

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Gnamptogenys europaea
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: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Gnamptogenys
Species: G. europaea
Binomial name
Gnamptogenys europaea
(Mayr, 1868)

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



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

  • europaea. †Ectatomma europaeum Mayr, 1868b: 76, pl. 4, figs. 72, 73 (q.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene).
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 33 (m.); Dlussky, 2009: 1063 (w.).
    • Combination in Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g: 181.
    • Status as species: Scudder, 1891: 696; Dalla Torre, 1893: 24; André, 1895b: 82 (in list); Handlirsch, 1907: 879; Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 33; Brown, 1958g: 181; Burnham, 1979: 109; Keilbach, 1982: 273; Bolton, 1995b: 209; Dlussky & Perkovsky, 2002: 17; Dlussky, 2009: 1063 (redescription); Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2009: 1031; Perkovsky, 2016: 115.