Klondikia

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Klondikia
Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene Klondike Formation, Republic, Washington, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Uncertain
Genus: Klondikia
Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002
Type species
Klondikia whiteae
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

The taxonomomic placement of this genus is uncertain and it is currently considered incertae sedis in Formicidae.

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Klondike Formation, Republic, Washington, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • KLONDIKIA [incertae sedis in Formicidae]
    • Klondikia Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 427. Type-species: †Klondikia whiteae, by original designation.
    • Klondikia incertae sedis in Formicidae: Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2002: 427.

References

  • Dlussky, G. M.; Rasnitsyn, A. P. 2003 [2002]. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Formation Green River and some other Middle Eocene deposits of North America. Russ. Entomol. J. 11(4): 411-436 (page 427, Klondikia as genus; incertae sedis in Formicidae)