Lasius inflatus

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Lasius inflatus
Temporal range: Early Miocene
Shanwang, China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. inflatus
Binomial name
Lasius inflatus
(Zhang, J., 1989)



This taxon was described from Shanwang, China (Early Miocene).



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

  • inflatus. †Tylolasius inflatus Zhang, 1989: 296, fig. 296 (q.) CHINA (Miocene). Combination in Lasius: Hong, Wu & Ren, 2001: 348.



  • Hong, Y.; Wu, J.; Ren, D. 2001. Emendation of Heteromyrmex Zhang, 1989 and Tylolasius Zhang, 1989 (Hymenoptera, Formicoidae [Formicidae]) from the Miocene Shanwang Basin, Shandong Province, China. Geol. Rev. (Beijing) 47: 345-349 (page 348, emendation; transferred to Lasius, new status)
  • Zhang, J. 1989. Fossil insects from Shanwang, Shandong, China. Jinan, China: Shandong Science and Technology Publishing House, 459 pp. (page 296, fig. 296 queen described)