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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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), Danish-Scandinavian 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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • europaea. †Ectatomma europaeum Mayr, 1868c: 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.

Description

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