Hypopomyrmex bombiccii

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Hypopomyrmex bombiccii
Temporal range: Late/Upper Miocene Sicilian amber, Italy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Hypopomyrmex
Species: H. bombiccii
Binomial name
Hypopomyrmex bombiccii
Emery, 1891

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Sicilian amber, Italy (Late/Upper Miocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • bombiccii. †Hypopomyrmex bombiccii Emery, 1891a: 149, pl. 1, figs. 10, 11 (q.) SICILIAN AMBER (Oligocene). See also: Brown & Carpenter, 1979: 417.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr.; Carpenter, F. M. 1979 [1978]. A restudy of two ants from the Sicilian amber. Psyche (Camb.) 85: 417-423 (page 417, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1891b. Le formiche dell'ambra Siciliana nel Museo Mineralogico dell'Università di Bologna. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)1:141-165 (page 149, pl. 1, figs. 10, 11 queen described)