Leucotaphus

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Leucotaphus
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Leucotaphus
Donisthorpe, 1920
Type species
Leptothorax gurnetensis, now Leucotaphus gurnetensis
Diversity
3 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

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Dlussky&Perfilieva2014-88Leucotaphus-gurnetensis male.jpg

Identification

Distribution

This taxon is known from Priabonian, Late Eocene

Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • LEUCOTAPHUS [Formicinae]
    • Leucotaphus Donisthorpe, 1920: 89. Type-species: †Leptothorax gurnetensis, by original designation.

Taxonomic Notes

Placed within the Formicinae but unplaced to tribe by Ward et al. (2016).

References