Lasius ophthalmicus

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Lasius ophthalmicus
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. ophthalmicus
Binomial name
Lasius ophthalmicus
(Heer, 1849)
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Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Croatia (Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ophthalmicus. †Formica ophthalmica Heer, 1849: 125, pl. 9, fig. 9 (q.) CROATIA (Miocene).
    • [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 125.]
    • Combination in Lasius: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 262.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1867b: 52; Dalla Torre, 1893: 203; Handlirsch, 1907: 865; Bolton, 1995b: 200; Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 262 (redescription).
    • Senior synonym of †macrocephala: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 262.
  • macrocephala. †Formica macrocephala Heer, 1849: 125, pl. 9, fig. 10 (q.) SWITZERLAND (Miocene).
    • [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 125.]
    • [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica macrocephala Erichson, 1842: 259 (Bolton, 1995b: 198).]
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 201; Handlirsch, 1907: 864; Bolton, 1995b: 198.
    • Junior synonym of †ophthalmicus: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 262.

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